Guiding Principles

Kaupapa and their expression

Kaupapa guide all activity and development at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Our kaupapa draw on our own understandings from the mātauranga Māori body of knowledge and the teachings of the Wānanga. Read more about our kaupapa.


Te Kawa o Te Ako - our practise as kaitiaki

Te Kawa o Te Ako outlines our expectations for creating an environment where teaching and learning can thrive.


Te Ōhākī

Te Ōhākī represents the embodiment of the dying wish of Ngāpera Wi Kohika, a former
staff member of Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Her request was that we should all learn from
her experience in suffering from smoking related illnesses and strive for a smoke-free student and staff community.


Theory and understanding of Wānanga

Read an adaption on the Theory and Understanding of Wānanga from the writings of Professor Whatarangi Winiata, 2001. pdf Theory and understanding of Wānanga (0.15MB).