Tuakana Teina

Tuakana-Teina is a traditional Māori cultural philosophy and practice; also literally referring to the relationship between an older and younger sibling or close family members like cousins.

Within teaching and learning contexts, this can take a variety of forms such as peer to peer, younger to older, older to younger, or able/expert to less able/expert.

Tukana Teina helps our students to develop: 

  • Wellbeing
  • Creative thinking
  • A sense of belonging
  • Mana


Tuakana Teina helps our students to become:

  • Christlike
  • Contributing citizens
  • Valued
  • Leaders