TE WHARE AHURU - Te Reo Māori Summit Programme


Te Whare Āhuru is the name of the Massey High School Te Reo Māori Bilingual Summit Programme.  The programme is designed to help empower our rangatahi within an environment based on the core values of our Māori culture.  Manaakitanga (to care for one another), Tino Rangatiratanga (Self-determining), Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) and Tuakiritanga (Identity) are cornerstones of our culture.  Te Reo Māori and tikanga are vehicles that will help to strengthen these uara (values).

This kaupapa will enhance the achievement of our tauira while also keeping the mauri (life force) of their culture alive.  Through this programme the hopes is that our tauira will go out in to the world to seek the very pinnacle of their dreams while also being grounded in Te Ao Māori.  As Te Whare Ahuru is a summit programme there are key elements that tauira, whanau and kaiako must fulfil in order for our rangatahi to succeed.

Entry requirements: 

    • Students must take Te Reo Māori from year 9 to year 13 

    • Students must have a good level of proficiency of Te Reo Māori 

    • Students will need to be a part of Kapa Haka 

    • Whanau are actively engaged with the programme: Whānau Hui, Fundraising etc 

    • Attendance 95% and over

Recommendation: Applicants must also provide a record of academic success from their previous school. This should include a letter of recommendation and copies of school reports.

Successful applicants are expected to maintain a positive record of learning and achievement, attitude and behaviour. These expectations are monitored throughout the programme.


The programme consists of kaupapa (subjects) such as Ingarihi, Pāngarau, Pūtaiao, Tikanga-ā-iwi, Hauora and Akoranga Koiri (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education that is taught in a bilingual context. This is in conjunction with available staff that can teach with a bilingual focus in Year 9 and Year 10 core subjects.


Application forms for Te Whare Ahuru are available upon enrolment at Massey High School. Please attach letters of recommendation and recent school reports to the application when it is submitted. Enrolments are taken year round and applicants are contacted when a space becomes available.