Te Wharekura o Mauao offers a wide range of sporting codes and activities to participate and advance in, and we encourage every student to get involved in at least one sport. Our kura has a strong sporting development programme with excellent results in local, regional and national level competitions which demonstrate the talents, skills and hard work of our students.
AT TE WHAREKURA O MAUAO, STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN:
- Whutupōro | Rugby (Tamatāne, Kōhine)
- Whutupōro takiwhitu | Sevens (Tamatāne, Kōhine)
- Pā Whutupōro | Touch Rugby (Tamatāne, Kōhine)
- Poitarawhiti | Netball
- Poitūkohu | Basketball
- Mamau | MMA
- Poiuka | Softball
- Poirewa | Volleyball
- Waka Ama
- Kaiaka | Athletics
- Eke Ngaru | Surfing
- Oma Tuawhenua | Cross-country running
NGĀ MAHI A RĒHIA
Māori culture and performing arts are an integral part of the curriculum of Te Wharekura o Mauao. All tauira are expected to participate and learn these skills, as part of their preparation ‘Kia tū rangatira au i te Ao!’
The entire kura spends time once a week learning waiata, haka and ngā mahi-a-Rēhia of Tauranga Moana and the motu, to develop their confidence and knowledge of these important tikanga.
We have three kapa haka who represent Te Wharekura o Mauao at regional and two at national competitions; Te Kura Pōtiki year 7 and 8, Te Manu Taupua o Mauao year 9, 10, and 11, and Te Reo Whakakoko o Mauao year 10, 11, 12, and 13. Te Kapa Haka o Te Kura Pōtiki has been selected by the Tauranga Moana region to perform at every Te Mana Kuratahi since 2013.
Te Manu Taupua o Mauao is the newest kapa comprising of year 9, 10 and 11 students. This kapa was formed to give more of our tauira experience on stage before moving into Te Reo Whakakoko o Mauao.
Competition to gain a place in this kapa is strong. Te Reo Whakakoko o Mauao stood for the first time at Ngā Kapa Haka Tuarua o Aotearoa in 2016, and has performed at every nationals since then.
We also have a very high quality intra-school speech competition for Ngā Manu Kōrero which continues to develop young orators who perform with excellence at regional and national level.
Students participate in wānanga mau rākau of Ngā Hīhī o Kōpuparapara throughout the course of the year, spending up to one week on Tauranga marae living and breathing the art of mau taiaha.