Tikanga & Kawa


Focus for Learners

  • To enable students to understand and become familiar with tikanga Māori (Māori customs) and Kawa (Māori Lore) that are practised in the local  boundaries of Ngāti Awa ki Rangitaiki
  • To enable students to grasp and understand the importance of tikanga Māori and kawa in customary and traditional practice.

 As part of a strong iwi (tribal) community, Te Kura o Te Teko students – through an approach which values and practises aspects of Te Ao Māori that are encouraged at our kura – such as manaakitanga (caring for others), whanaungatanga (collaboration) and mana (strength) – will learn about tikanga ā-iwi (tribal customs) and kawa to help strengthen cultural foundations and identity.

Programme of Learning

  • Students will have regular opportunities to learn and practise tikanga and kawa, as part of their learning programme, during both education in and outside of the classroom accordingly to a various of scenarios and occasions.
  • Meaning learning situations and contexts will be organised and attended accordingly when appropriate.


Assessment and Evaluation

Emphasis should be student use of tikanga and kawa in kura and as part of external excursions to marae or appropriate kaupapa Māori.  All assessment, evaluation and moderation provided at our kura will be executed within the parameters of tikanga and kawenga Māori.

School Organisation

Kaiako will play an equal role in facilitating learning and teaching according to the scenario or context.

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