Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngāhere.
Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao.
The bird that partakes of the miro tree owns the forest.
The bird that partakes on knowledge owns the world.
Kia ora koutou nga whanau, nga kaitiaki o tātou taitamatane. Anei ra he whārangi mo nga whanau kia mohio ai nga mahi o te kura e pa ana kia ngai tātou te iwi Māori. Ko te manaakitanga me te rapu matauranga te mea nui mo o tātou tamariki. Wepua! Karawhiua!
Whangarei Boys High encourages whanau support and input into their son’s education. This Kaupapa Māori page shows you what we are doing in the school to make learning and participation an enjoyable and rewarding experience for your son.
Government initiatives such as ‘He Kakano’ and ‘Ka Hikitia’ focus on Māori achievement through short and long term goal setting. Research continues to show that Māori boys are over represented at the deficit end of the achievement scale. It goes without saying that whanau participation into their schooling is key to academic and personal success for the boys.
Our 2011/2012 NCEA results for Māori showed vast improvements and credit should go to the Māori and Pacifica academic counsellors, students and WBHS staff. It is paramount that we continue to build on this success in 2013.
Māori Performing Arts is a relatively new senior subject that covers mau rakau and traditional Māori performance. Its success has seen a waiting list to get in and has been central to us performing well at the NZ National Kapahaka competitions.
Our Māori and Pacifica University academic guidance programme continues to support boys to achieve and work towards goals. Whanau conferencing and academic conferencing are bold steps made by the school to improve relationships with our whole school community. This model of parent interviews has increased Maori whanau participation tenfold at WBHS; a statistic of which we are proud of and will continue to build on.
The interwhanau haka competition looks to be a huge success once again in 2013. This is one of the few items that our whole school can perform as one. It has also strengthened the character of the school.
If you have any questions please contact Willie Cooper on 4304170 or email email@example.com
Click on other links to see what school wide Māori activities are happening on campus.
|Maori & Pacifica Iniative
KIA TIPU NGA TAMATANE
Developing boys into fine men
ENHANCING MAORI AND PACIFICA STUDENTS PATHWAYS TO UNIVERSITY:
The Ministry of Education, in 2010, released a large sum of money to help eight schools from Northland to Auckland with their quest to engage more Maori and Pacific students in school – so that they may gain UE to then continue their studies at University. Whangarei Boys’ High School was one of eight schools to participate in this project.
WHANGAREI BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL AIMS TO:
• To develop and implement a range of school systems and practices that will enhance the pathways of Maori and Pasifika students into university
• WBHS Vision – Build confidence , aspire and challenge Maori and Pasifika students to attend University
HOW IS WBHS GOING TO ENSURE THIS HAPPENS:
• Data collection – evidence
• Evidence based decisions
• Academic counselling
• Educating parents’ about NCEA Level 1, 2, 3 and University Entrance
• Look at WBHS practices, attitudes and values
• Engage meaningfully and responsively with our school community
• Literacy enhancement and programme support