Te Ara ki Angitū: Pathways to Excellence
Te Ara ki Angitū, meaning 'Pathways to Excellence' is a bold and exciting programme aimed to make university more accessible for young people across many Waikato secondary schools.
E rere te manu whititua ki te taha tū o te rangi. Whakarongo, whakarongo!
Tēnei Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato e ngunguru nei. Hāpaitia ake te rakuraku a Tāwhaki hei tārai i ngā ara tiatia,
kia puta ki Te Ara ki Angitū! He mana, he tapu!
He putanga ki te whai ao, ki te ao mārama.
About the programme
An exciting new programme for students of the wider-Waikato, committed to making teaching and learning accessible to the communities of the region. We have partnered with the schools of the Waikato region to make University study more accessible by putting in place some key supports to students to transition from High School to University.
Fostering their skills, providing opportunities and developing the leaders of tomorrow in the Waikato.
Working towards a prosperous future for students of the Waikato region
· To provide opportunities that may otherwise have been limited and/or non-existent for students of the Waikato region;
· To identify and implement appropriate steps that support student academic excellence;
· To encourage the self-belief of students in academic and social environments;
· To create meaningful and positive relationships;
· To develop the necessary skills that nurtures personal growth, opportunities and a connection to the community;
· To develop the academic champions and leaders of the wider-Waikato region.
Te Ara ki Angitū Pathways to Excellence Regional Leadership Programme will focus on three key areas of learning
· Academic Excellence
· Community Engagement
· Strengthening Relationships and Connections
TAkA aims to identify useful practices that aid academic excellence and success, creating a pathway for students to realise their potential. TAkA students are encouraged through a wide range of initiatives to support their academic aspirations including an intensive academic monitoring programme, academic workshops, study groups and peer mentoring with the intent to create awareness and develop the skills that will best prepare students for their academic studies throughout their journey at the University of Waikato.
Students are expected to engage in activities that reinforce and value the relationship(s) and support of their communities. Understanding their role as future leaders and academic champions of the Waikato region, students will share their experiences, skills and knowledge with the community, their schools, and prospective students wishing to follow their footsteps.
Strengthening Relationships and Connections
Students will have the opportunity to create meaningful and longstanding relationships through the the programme. Engaging in a number of fun and exciting social, cultural and sporting events and activities that encourage students to socialise confidently with their peers and others and to create a great sense of pride for TAkA, The University of Waikato and the Waikato region and communities.
Find out who can apply
1. Be studying at the University of Waikato in Hamilton;
2. Be a former student of one of the twenty-five partnership schools after the year 2016. (See *attached link* for list of partnership schools).
3. Be a registered user on one of the University of Waikato regional Bus to University service. (See *attached link* for list of regional bus routes).
The Te Ara ki Angitū programme involves a range of activities and events including academic monitoring and support for students, academic and university ready workshops, social events, regular Whanau hui and meetings and pastoral care provided by staff and the Te Ara ki Angitū programme Coordinator. Students registering for the programme are encouraged to actively participate and to attend all events.
For any further questions please contact the Te Ara ki Angitū Student Success Coordinator, Tuhoro Paki at Tuhoro.Paki@waikato.ac.nz or by phone on 07 858 5198.
We have a number of scholarships that students from our Te Ara ki Angitū schools can apply for, find out more
The ‘Ko Te Tangata’ scholarships support students from schools in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions and are awarded based on financial need, leadership and community roles, academic ability and commitment to succeed in university study; recipients are awarded up to $5,000 to put towards their studies.
Transport to Uni
Find out about bus services to uni from selected towns around the Waikato
In 2017, University bus services began to run to and from selected towns across the Waikato.
They travel Monday to Friday to and from the University during the semester (not in the holidays). The buses are scheduled to arrive at the University by 8.45am, allowing you to make class from 9am to 5pm daily.
The University of Waikato Regional Bus Service is free for the year. However, students will first need to register before receiving a Student bus pass. Students failing to present a bus pass will be required to pay.
These can be collected from the Regional Bus Coordinator, Tuhoro Paki. Please contact him on Tuhoro.Paki@waikato.ac.nz to arrange a time for collection.
|Route 1||Tokoroa, Putaruru|
|Route 2||Te Kuiti, Otorohanga, Te Awamutu|
|Route 3||Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngāruawahia|
|Route 4||Thames, Ngātea, Waihi, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Waitoa, Morrinsville|
The bus service will be available from these towns, subject to demand.
Find out which schools are participating in the programme
Te Ara ki Angitū: Pathways to excellence programme runs in the regions of South Waikato, North Waikato, Piopio/Te Kuiti/Otorohanga, Coromandel/Whitianga/Whangamata, Thames/Hauraki, and Matamata/Piako. If you would like to see the schools on the programme, refer to the list below.
- Hauraki Plains College*
- Paeroa College*
- Waihi College*
- Te Aroha College*
- Matamata College*
- Morrinsville College*
- Te Wharekura o Te Rau Aroha*
- Otorohanga College*
South Waikato District
- Tokoroa High School*
- Forestview High School*
- Te Kura Kaupapa o Te Kaokaoroa o Pātatere*
- Putaruru College*
- Coromandel Area School
- Mercury Bay Area School
- Thames High School*
- Whangamata Area School
- Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manaia
- Te Kauwhata College*
- Huntly College*
- Raglan Area School
- Ngāruawahia High School*
- Te Wharekura o Rākaumangamanga*
- Te Kuiti High School*
- Piopio College
- Te Wharekura o Maniapoto*
*The bus service will be available from these towns, subject to demand.
Strengthening the partnership
Participating schools will also be engaged to consider other collaborative opportunities such as University of Waikato learning hubs in schools, and the UniStart programme which allows high school students to enrol in University papers.
Our dedicated support staff are here to help you
Here at Waikato, we have a dedicated and friendly team of support staff. They'll keep you up-to-date with services and opportunities that can help you with your studies and settling into university life, they can also provide guidance with any enrolment or scholarship applications, or assist you with extra mentoring.
For any further enquiries please contact the Te Ara ki Angitū Student Success Coordinator, Tuhoro Paki at Tuhoro.Paki@waikato.ac.nz or by phone on 07 858 5198.
Te Ara ki Angitū programme student success stories