TKKM o Mangere
7 Comet Crescent
Lucy Te Moana, Principal
09 275 1821
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori a Rohe o Mangere caters for children from New Entrants to Year 13. As at July 2007, the kura roll was 195 children. There are 26 staff members – 16 teachers, 1 Kaiarahi i te Reo, 1 Sports Co-ordinator and 1 Resource Teacher of Maori, 1 library assistant, 2 cleaners, 1 caretaker, 1 school Secretary, 1 office assistant and a non-teaching Principal.
The Kura whanau includes the students, caregivers, parents, grandparents and extended families, staff, Board of Trustees, those associated with Mataatua Marae, local hapü and iwi and 7 Kohanga which make up the local Purapura. Businesses and organisations, which have a close working relationship with the Kura, are also included.
The Kura draws children from a wide area across Tamaki Makaurau. They travel from as far south as Huntly, and across to Hillsborough and Onehunga heading in a northerly direction. The Kura runs 2 buses to transport some 117 children a day.
The Kura is situated in Tainui iwi’s geographical boundaries. However, the Kura whanau are pan tribal and therefore a diverse population. The tribal affiliations range from as far as Murihiku in the Far North to Ngai Tahu of Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island).
Some of the families still maintain regular contact with ancestral marae, whereas others have established those connections within Tamaki. There are also some whanau who describe themselves as not having links with either, however they affirm and acknowledge their heritage through enrolling their children at the Kura and participating in the Kura activities with other whanau members.
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