Ngā Kaupapa (Subjects)

Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao is well positioned to instruct students in subjects relevant to the advancement of Māori, Pacific, and other indigenous peoples and their struggles for national liberation, self-governance, and self-determination.

Just as importantly, we draw on the source of ancestral knowledge to inform our teaching and explore the application of this knowledge to contemporary issues.  Emphasis is placed on sustainable development in the context of social, political, economic and cultural growth.

Our subject fields are potential-focussed as we explore solutions to the challenges and impacts of living in a globalised world without compromising our cultural values and beliefs. We aim to raise the consciousness of our students, and inspire our students to take action. Our teaching helps our students identify (with) the distinctive features of their peoples' past, present, and future - and of their unique perspective on the world as individuals shaped by contradictory cultural and economic forces.

Subjects offered:

Māori and Indigenous Studies Te Reo Māori
Te Tiriti o Waitangi Akoranga - Treaty of Waitangi Studies
Pacific and Indigenous Studies

Te Tohu Paetahi

Te Tohu Paetahi is Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao's flagship programme for students with a commitment to learning te reo Māori in one year in a whānau-based learning environment, which operates in a culturally rich context. Students have the option to exit after the one year with a certificate or diploma, OR, students can carry on with further study to complete a graduate diploma or bachelors degree. Talk to the Faculty about pursuing any of these options.