Arataki School is fortunate to be able to offer classroom programmes that embrace our whole-child approach to learning. Alongside our mainstream programmes we also run:
Reo Rua (Bilingual) programme
Ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria — My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul.
Arataki School proudly offers tamariki the chance to participate in a Reu Rua (bilingual English and Māori) programme. Here, tikanga are authentically woven into daily life and Te Reo Māori is spoken by tamariki and Kaiako at least 30 to 50 percent of the time.
We operate through a te ao Māori lens and Māori values of taukiri (identity), whanaungatanga (relationships) and manaakitanga (caring) are fundamental to our learning. This programme is delivered in partnership from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and The New Zealand Curriculum.
Based on Montessori philosophy that children are the leaders of their own learning, this programme is fully integrated into our school and is designed to nurture children’s natural desire for knowledge, discovery and respect.
Available to children from age six to 11, this programme is delivered through a Montessori philosophy within the framework of The New Zealand Curriculum and in accordance with the expectations of Arataki School.
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