Te Whānau O Te Uru Karaka O Newton Central

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Our school has a strong commitment to its Māori community and provides a total immersion Māori whānau, catering for children from years 1 to 8. Te Uru Karaka is a dynamic unit, achieving excellent standards of te reo me ōna tikanga.

Whānau play a major role in the growth and development of te rümaki reo. Te Whao Urutaki works in partnership with the Board of Trustees to ensure the aspirations of the Māori community are well represented.

In December 2006, Te Whānau Rūmaki Reo o Te Uru Karaka completed 10 years of highly successful quality immersion education at Newton Central School. We held a day of celebration on Sunday 25th February 2007.

As part of the celebration, we produced a commemorative booklet and a DVD. 10 pages of the book have been put online - the book is 52 pages showing off our beautiful tamariki, our beautiful whānau and kaiako and the wonderful work they have all done.

This section contains a Pānui whakamārama by Te Ura, a Year Six student in 2001, i roto i te Reo Māori.

Whaea Hoana has drafted an historical overview of the successes, achievements and milestones for Māori education at Newton. There is also a copy of a paper presented by our tumuaki to Te Akatea in August 2006.

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