Bilingual Unit

They have developed culturally responsive practices across the school. Effective liaison with local iwi contributes to learning progress and acceleration for Māori students. High expectations, positive relationships and collaboration are contributing to accelerated progress for all students whose learning is at risk.” ERO Review 29/06/2018

Whainga ara totika (Enrolment Guidelines):


·        Tamariki attend Te Kohanga Reo OR    Children can transfer from other bilingual units OR    Children whose parents are committed to Kaupapa Maori


Whanau will:

·        Understand and be committed to Kaupapa Maori

·        Support classroom programmes and activities

·        Be included in decision making processes within the unit.




Kaiako are:

·        Registered classroom practitioners

·        Experienced at teaching a second language

·        Proficient in Te Reo Maori to be able to deliver the curriculum at their designated level of immersion

·        Passionate about learning

·        Committed to raising the children’s academic levels of achievement

·        Innovative and transformational thinkers and practitioners

Kawaha Point School
Aquarius Drive
Rotorua, New Zealand
Ph: 07 348 5864
Fax: 07 349 2581