Tūrangawaewae - our place to stand

Kamo Rm 15 22 March (5)
Kamo Intermediate students in Whare Maumahara (house of memories) for visitors, descendants and whānau

Tūrangawaewae – a Māori concept meaning ‘a place to stand’, to belong, our foundation and place in the world. Part of Kamo Intermediate School’s learning focus for recent visits, Waitangi is a significant tūrangawaewae. Te Rau Aroha is important for these students, with its focus on the A Company of the 28 (Māori) Battalion. Many feel pride in personal connections to the soldiers honoured in Whare Maumahara.

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In Te Kōngahu Museum, students have digital 'missions' and send their ideas, answers or photos to our educator's device, great for feedback and discussion, and paper-free.

Kamo principals and teachers spent time with our ed team at Waitangi to get a feel of our education experience before planning visits for 700 students over a few weeks! It’s awesome the whole school shared this experience and can build on learning together. As part of their school camps, groups also visited other local tūrangawaewae that connect to learning at Waitangi, such as Kororāreka (Russell) and Ruapekapeka.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou ngā kaiako, ngā kaimahi me ngā ākonga o tēnei kura o Kamo Intermediate. Hoki mai ano!

26.3.2021  Imogen Rider