Our Learning

Tāne Maurangi - Whole Brain Thinking

Hinengaro, The Hidden Mother, is the intellectual mental dimension within us. Hinengaro had two children; a male, Tumatauenga - the left brain and a female, Rongo - the right brain. The left brain is sequential, rational and logical while the right brain is creative and intuitive. Tāne Maurangi is our super consciousness using the whole brain. the Right Brain links into, and crosses over to the Mother Energy on the left hand side, and the Left Brain links into, and crosses over to the Father Energy on the right hand side.


Reference: Dr Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere CBE "Te Wheke Kamaatu"

The Traditional Meeting House depicts and symbolises a person, including the brain, roro. The front of the meeting house is called "Roro" and is upheld by Rongo on the right side and Tumatauenga on the left side.


Reference: Dr Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere CBE "Te Wheke Kamaatu"


Whaiora

Whaiora is the name of this wharenui, meaning, total well being. Whaiora is a traditional representation that personifies the CORE values we hold as a school. Ahurea Tuakiri, Mauri and Kaiwhakatere are three concepts that we believe will enable our tamariki to be successful in life.

Whaiora is also a visual representation of our brain or roro. This will support our staff and tamariki to teach and learn from our traditional learning models of Te Āo Māori.

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