February Pānui, 2019


Day 1 at Te Pā Wānanga

Day 1 at Te Pā Wānanga Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō members Malakai Bird and big sister Manaia on day one of the new school term. They are pictured with Whaea Virgil Hill.

Founding tauira have had their first day at Te Pā Wānanga, a new Māori medium satellite unit at Omaka Marae. And so far, so great! 

“We have waited so long to be able to have the opportunity for our babies to be educated in an environment where tikanga and Te Ao Māori is at the heart of the curriculum,” said Kiley Nepia. “And finally, that day is here. This is hugely significant for us, our tamariki, for education in the Wairau and for our future.”

The unit is the first of its type in Marlborough and has been established under the wing of Renwick School. Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tōtanga will feature significantly within the curriculum.

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