Wharemaru is the name of our Marae at Kaimaumau.
Our ‘house of shelter’ holds the values important to our community. Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Tangatawhenuatanga and Ako. Our students are supported by the aspirations of their whanau, community, hapu and iwi of Muriwhenua.
All who gather in our whare, regardless of where they come from will be cared for, included as whanau, connected to our environment and will be supported to achieve to their full potential without exception.
The walls are the four cornerstones of total wellbeing, hauora. At Waiharara School our students will gain the skills and knowledge to have control over their own lives and cultural well-being. Hauora (well-being) is achieved through te taha hinengaro (mental health), te taha wairua (spiritual health), te taha tinana (physical health) and te taha whānau (family health). Our students will be confident, capable lifelong learners who are active participants in their own success.
The Pillars are our 3 pou reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and demonstrate our commitment to work together as a whanau to achieve our
goals by. Partnering and engaging with whanau. Protecting and enhancing the wellbeing, identity and self-concept of our students. Enhancing the classroom curriculum to support presence, participation and learning for our students.
Our foundation is our turangawaewae our place to stand in this world. This is supported through our place based curriculum connecting our students to their place, people and whenua as a foundation for learning about the wider world.