Teaching/Ako & Learning


(Year 1-11)

Kōmanawa means “a spring of water”.
We are the beginning of our Haeata narrative; the start of the journey. Kōmanawa is the spring of water that wells up, much like feelings well up in the heart.

Kōmanawa is Haeata’s bilingual provision for whānau wanting their child to experience learning through a Te Ao Māori worldview.

Kōmanawa is committed to the cultural narrative gifted to us by local iwi and seeks to ensure tamariki access their own connections to their own iwi and communities.

Our philosophy is centred on ākonga being supported to achieve in a highly personalised way that is responsive to their needs and interests and is underpinned by kaupapa Māori values. Kōmanawa will grow each year until we reach Year 13. A Level 2 provision; kaiako speak between 50-80% te reo in class. Our curriculum document is Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Building relationships with our tamariki and their whānau is at the heart of Kōmanawa.

We focus on Te Whare Tapawhā; their cultural, spiritual, physical and mental wellbeing. Puna Ako time is about building a connection between the child, whānau and kura; ensuring that each mokopuna feels safe, valued and supported. We do this through our Tū Rangatira Programme which recognises and builds on the uniqueness of each child through the dispositions and values of Haeata.

Communication Fluency.

Te Reo Matatini(Literacy in te reo Māori and English) and Pāngarau(Mathematics) are the main focal areas for Kaupapa Ako.
Te Ao Māori, Hauora and Intrapersonal Skills will also be developed and enhanced through Kaupapa Ako.

Rākaihautū was a great explorer from Waitaha who carved out this whenua with his kō (digging stick).

Rākaihautūtanga is an opportunity for our ākonga to pick up their own kō and explore and drive their learning by participating in various workshops.

●  Our mokopuna have the freedom to explore through Te Ao Māori.

●  Ngā Ahi Tūtata/Develop Passions

●  Pakirehua/ Develop inquiry and investigation skills

Hauora and well-being are promoted and supported through daily fitness, PE and sports opportunities as well as EOTC.

We have brain food (a wholemeal sandwich and fruit snack) at 9:30 to support ākonga to be ready for learning.