Pursuant to section 154A of the Education Act 1989, I hereby declare that Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Whakawātea (282) will have its designation as a Kura Kaupapa Māori removed and be re-designated as a designated character kura under section 156 on 27 January 2016. The name of the school will also change on this date.
The new name of the school will be Te Kura Amorangi o Whakawātea.
Designated character for Te Kura Amorangi o Whakawātea
The aims, purposes and objectives that constitute the designated character of Te Kura Amorangi o Whakawātea are as follows:
The whānau of Te Kura Amorangi o Whakawātea commit totally to the guiding principles outlined in their charter:
- To develop the whole person, culturally, spiritually and generally in the broadest sense with special emphasis on emotional intelligence, the arts, sport, superior extracurricular educational experiences and the development of a sense of corporate responsibility with regards to the wider community.
- The historical significance of people who established the schools special character is recognised in the present day running of Whakawātea.
- Traditions are established and maintained.
- That preference of enrolment is given to those students who hail firstly from Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakawātea or another kōhanga or kura, or whose whānau have a particular connection with the kura and that all potential students have te reo Māori ability.
Constitution of the board of trustees
The constitution of the Board of Trustees of Te Kura Amorangi o Whakawātea shall comprise:
- Five elected parent representatives
- The principal
- A staff representative
- Not more than four persons co-opted by the Board or appointed by a body corporate approved by the Board for the purpose.
Dated at Wellington this 1st day of December 2015.
KATRINA CASEY, Deputy Secretary, Sector Enablement and Support, Ministry of Education.