Ngā Kaupapa Māori
Kei aku manu tātāriki, tēnā koutou katoa.
Tēnā anō hoki tātou i te āhuatanga ki ō tātou tini mate, kotahi anō kōrero mō rātou, haere mai – haere.
Ko tātou ngā waihotanga iho, tēnā tātou katoa.
Kia takitahi te haere o tō tātou reo me ngā tikanga katoa.
May our language and protocol work in unison.
Here at Hato Hoani (Māori for St John's) we provide a number of opportunities for our Māori students to learn and grow as Māori.
We feel it is important that Māori and non-Māori students here at the school have the chance to experience and grow into fine young men through Māori Culture.
We have an active Whānau Roopu who meet 3 or 4 times a year to discuss all things that relate to Māori Students at school such as Māori achievement, providing opportunities for Māori students to engage with Tainui (Poukai and Koroneihana) and discuss Māori attendance, careers and cultural opportunities.
- Manu Kōrero – Students may represent the school at the annual National Manu Kōrero Competition. This is not only a Māori Language competition - there is also an English section. The competition commemorates Dr Pei Te Hurinui Jones, who was a Maori leader for Ngati Maniapoto, Waikato
- Haka Pōwhiri group – This opportunity allows students to participate in welcoming visitors into the school. Pōwhiri are an integral part of Maori Tikanga and they showcase a part of Maori culture through performance
- Sports – In addition to their regular extra-curricular activities, students have the opportunity to compete in Ki-o Rahi and Waka Ama competitions. These are growing sports in New Zealand and internationally.
Dean of Māori Students
Matua Kelly is the Dean of Māori Students for St John’s College. He is responsible for the pastoral care of Māori students in consultation with the year level Deans.
The Dean of Māori Students focuses on student achievement, attendance and consultation with Whānau regarding student welfare.