Te Puna Reo Māori

Ko te reo tōku tuakiri - Language is my identity

Ko te reo tōku ahurei - Language is my uniqueness

Ko te reo tōku ora - Language is my life

He mea whakapīpī te manu houhare e te reo māori. He puna wai tēnei mō te hunga e hiahia nei, e manawanui hoki ki te reo māori me ōna tikanga. He mea whakapiki wairua, he mea ako hei oranga mō te tauira me tōna whai i tō tātou reo rongomaiwhiti i kōnei i Motutapu Kāreti. Ko tā te reo, he whāngahia te manu houhare ki te mātotorutanga o tōna kai, ā, nā wai rā ka puawai te manu nei ki tōna ake taumata.

The Māori language openly calls those who are willing to learn our unique language. Its uniqueness is uplifting and it provides a great opportunity to learn the language and customs here at Lindisfarne College. Te reo has many aspects to its learnings and the student will be nurtured from a beginner level. In time through deligence and desire, the student will grow and be equipped in te reo to the best of his ability.

​​​​​​​We also provide a range of wānanga/haerenga/extra curricular:

​​​Year 7 and 8: Noho Marae

We learn all about the marae and it’s significance within the māori culture. The boys will then experience an overnight stay to put all their learning into perspective.

Year 10: Noho marae /Haerenga ki Ūawa/Tolaga Bay, Hauiti Marae

In Year 10 we learn all about the marae and how it’s place in society goes on to another level. The boys will learn mihi, protocol, tikanga, history, karakia, waiata. This will conclude with a three day noho marae/trip to Ūawa, Tolaga Bay.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Year 12/13: Noho marae/Haerenga ki Tūhoe/Rūātoki

This noho/trip gives the boys a great opportunity to really explore te ao māori. Fortunately for those of Tūhoe descent, many are native speakers of te reo and continue to be entrenched in te reo and tikanga.​​​​​​​

Wānanga/haerenga/extra curriculars for all ages

​​​​​​​Kapa haka and the prestigious Manu Kōrero speech competition are other kaupapa māori we cater for, here the boys will always prepare and perform with passion and pride. Success on both stages have been a highlight with Kapa Haka making Nationals for the first time in the school’s history in 2019 and boys consistently placing at the Manu Kōrero Competition.​​​​​​​

Motutapu Kāreti – Lindisfarne College

Te Whāiti-nui-Ā-toi Scholarship

The Te Whāiti-nui-Ā-toi Scholarship scheme has played an important part in the development of Lindisfarne College and in providing educational opportunities for Māori young men.  Lindisfarne's history with Te Whāiti-nui-Ā-toi has been going since 1975, under the partnership of our council chairman of the time John Wakeman. Named after the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa NZ, made towards the education of Maori boys in the 1970’s and 80’s. In a more restricted sense it provided an educational service to that particular group of Māori people with whom the Church has been most closely associated -The Tuhoe people of the Eastern Bay of Plenty and Urewera Country. In the last 20 years the scheme has broadened and has seen boys from other Iwi supported by the scheme.