Mai i Terawhiti ki Pipinui, mai i Rimurapa ki Ohiro, whakawhiti atu ki Turakirae, e tiro ana ki te pae maunga o Remutaka ki Tararua. He mihi tēnei ki te tūpuna whenua me te manawhenua o te iwi o te Kāhui Maunga ko Te Atiawa, ko Taranaki Whānui.
Toitū a Tarikākā, toitū ngā uri o Te Atiawa e! Tihei mauri ora!
Te Reo Māori
Te Reo Māori sits independently under the Māori department led by Tina Mihaere-Rees. Currently, we are offering Te Reo Māori through year 9 to year 13, NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3, Diplomas through Te Wananga o Raukawa and various Kaupapa Māori subjects through Te Kura. Come 2023, Te Reo Māori will be a compulsory full year programme for our new students entering our kura at year 9 and our senior students will be offered Scholarship Te Reo Māori.
Te Ara a Māui
Te Ara a Māui is our Whareako, Onslow College’s space for Tauira Māori, kaupapa Māori, and the growth and development of all things Māori. The Whareako is situated in the centre of the school and acts as a classroom, a wā hui, a space for Kapa Haka and Pōwhiri, and has facilities to prepare and store kai. The ingoa is derived from the various journeys of our tupuna Māui as he grew and developed into the famous rangatira he was. Māui was a leader of his people, he was entrepreneurial, mischievous, and worked beyond the restraints that were put upon him. At all times, like our Whareako, Māui worked for his people.
Onslow College has a new kapa haka and a team of four tutors. We practice on Thursdays after school. This year the group has participated in pōwhiri and we have traveled to events to tautoko our Māori students who are performing. In the coming months we will start preparations for the 2023 Whakataetae Kapa Haka Kura Tuarua ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara, the Regional Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition.
Ngā Manu Kōrero
This year Onslow sent four students to represent the kura at the regional Ngā Manu Kōrero Speech Competition. We want to congratulate George Fullelove stood in the Rāwhiti Ihaka Junior Māori, Jessica Churchman who won 3rd place in the Turi Kara Junior English, Tia Te Awa-Douglas for 3rd place in the Pei te Hurinui Senior Māori and Elizabeth Evans for 2nd place in the Te Korimako Senior English.