a place to stand
(Te Motu, Te Pūroto, Te Kōhanga, Te Nahere)
Tūrangawaewae is one of the most well-known and powerful Māori concepts. Literally tūranga (standing place), waewae (feet), it is often translated as ‘a place to stand’. Tūrangawaewae are places where we feel especially empowered and connected. They are our foundation, our place in the world, our home.
Our new entrant children start school in Te Motu. Working alongside children in the year 1 to 3 Te Pūroto & Te Ngāhere classroom, strong friendships are formed between all junior students and teachers; Mrs Hose, Whaea Kookie and Miss Burt.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.
But for children play is serious learning, Play is really the work of childhood
- Fred Rogers -