Ko au ki tenei - I will carry this handle
Ko koe ki tena - and you carry this handle
Kiwai o te kete - carrying the woven bag together.
T -Tamariki–The heart of Makino Kohungahunga
A - Ako – The cycle of learning for all, embracing that each learns
at their own pace
M - Manaakitanga –Through nurturing relationships, kindness, care,
trust and respect we welcome all into our learning community
A - Aspirations – The teaching team will support tamariki to achieve
their own aspirations and that of their whānau
R - Relationships- We value respectful, reciprocal partnerships to
support all tamariki on their learning journey
I – Individuality- We celebrate and accept the uniqueness of each
individual within our learning community
K – Kaitiakitanga – We embrace the responsibility to care for our
environment and maintain it for future generations
I – Interdependence – We value a collaborative and cooperative
learning approach as we all learn and grow to our full potential
Together with whānau, strengthened by our philosophy, we will support tamariki on their learning journey, just as Ti Kouka, the cabbage tree, guided Maori on their journey.
‘Ti Kouka’ means “Footprints in the Landscape” as they guided Maori on their travels.