“Hapaitia te ara tika pumau ai te rangatiratanga mo nga uri whakatipu
Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future”
We have now settled our numbers for 2017 and have some places available in the following year levels:
Our kura is growing and at only 3 years old we have continuously striven to improve ourselves and our educational offering and employ committed staff. We demand high expectations of ourselves, ākonga and our whanau that ensures we continually do well academically. Our provisional 2016 NCEA roll based results results reflect this commitment:
|Level||Te Kāpehu Whetū (%)||National Māori Avg. (%)||National Average (%)|
|NCEA Level 1||85.71||63.7||74.2|
|NCEA Level 2||81.48||73.5||77.4|
|NCEA Level 3||82.35||52.9||63.4|
To apply for an enrolment space, please contact Christie in the front office for an enrolment form (or use the download button below) and to set up an interview firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: 09 438 4228.
Nga mihi manahou o te tau hou pakeha, kia koutou katoa
Nei ra nga mihi aroha ki nga ākonga me nga whanau o Te Kāpehu Whetū.
E tika ana me poroporoaki matou i a ratou katoa kua hinga i tenei wa, kotahi anake te korero ki a ratou, haere, haere, haere atu ra
Hoki mai nga rarangi korero kia tatou, tena koutou katoa
Paetawhiti (year 7/8) competing at the recent Tai Tokerau Regional Competition at Te Rangianiwaniwa in Kaitaia. They performed well in their very first competition.
Paenuku (year 1-6) competing at the Taitokerau Regional Competition taking out first place and booking themselves place at Nationals in 2017.
A group of year 13 ākonga that were interested in studying next year at the University of Otago and also the Queenstown Resort College, paid a visit to the region to look at study options. A big mihi to Frank Edwards and his team from Te Huka Mātauraka for their manaakitanga on campus and also to our kura and Academy graduates currently studying at Otago that hosted our ākonga for the night – Harley, Honehau, Mana, Shane and Kauri. Thanks boys, even though it cost us your weight in KFC! As part of transitioning our senior ākonga into tertiary study we have also made education trips to Queenstown Resort College in Paihia, Auckland University, AUT and Waikato University in Hamilton.
Ngā mihi mahana mo te tau hou Māori!
As we acknowledge the rise of Matariki on the horizon, we remember that in the old days the constellation was important for navigation and timing of the seasons. Nowadays it’s a time to celebrate and to prepare the ground for the coming year, so it’s a good time to take stock of what we have achieved and to look ahead.
Years 7 and 8 had their winter sports day at Kensington Stadium yesterday (May 24). Awesome results. Basketball won all their games; soccer won three, drew one; netball won two, lost one; ripper rugby won all their games.
Two Whangarei cousins may be the next Smokefreerockquest success story after taking out the solo/duo title at the Northland Rockquest heats on Saturday (21/05/2016).
Izaia Tilialo (17) a former Te Kāpehu Whetū student, and Huia Shortland (13) from Te Kāpehu Whetū’s Paetawhiti have been singing and playing guitar together for two years and their success at Forum North on Saturday has seen them go straight into the national final.
Tū ki te marae, tū ki te ao, tihewa mauri ora. Tēna tātou e te whānau, tuatahi, me mihi ki tō tātou matua nui i te rangi, nāna nei ngā mea katoa. Tuarua, ki ngā mate hohua o te wā, haere. Haere ki pae maumahara, haere ki te kainga tūturu mō tāua te tangata. Mate atu he tete kura, ko rātou tēna i okioki ai. Ara ake he tete kura, ka hoki tēnei ki ngā kanohi ora, koutou rā e te whānau, tēna koutou.