Taupo Primary School - Hooked on Learning

Treaty of Waitangi

Posted on 1 February 2015

We have the Treaty of Waitangi holiday on Friday, an appropriate time to spend some time learning more about the Treaty and what it means for us.


Treaty of Waitangi

On Friday 6th February we celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi with a public holiday.

The Treaty of Waitangi is named as one of the Principles of New Zealand curriculum. It states "The curriculum acknowledges the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand. All students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge of te reo Māori me ōna Tikanga.”

At Taupo Primary the draft charter statement about "Wairua” endeavours to capture the spirit of our school and is as follows:

Wairua at Taupo Primary School

Wairua at Taupo Primary School is a pervasive spirit that honours the past and pays tribute to the heritage of the school.

It is in the richness and joy of the present and in the determined focus to build a dynamic future for our students.

Wairua at Taupo Primary School is alive and deliberately achieved through actions of care and aroha for our tamariki. Wairua an arch which sits over the school rule "Respect self, respect others and respect the environment.” It is an essence that pervades a school community who are "Hooked on Learning.”

Care and Aroha are evident in the meticulous planning of infinite learning opportunities and acts of kindness from all members of our learning community to each other

Follow the following link to find out more about the Treaty                                                                                                                                                           Treaty of Waitangi information

Treaty of Waitangi information for children





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