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The St Martins School Whānau Group was established at the end of 2012 with the support of St Martins School and the Board of Trustees. The initial purpose of the group was to get people together to connect and discuss things Māori in relation to our tamariki (children), effective teaching and learning, and cultural links within the wider St Martins School community.

This is an informal group and we co-opt a whānau voice to the board. You are welcome to bring all of the whānau to our catchups and open discussion and contributions are welcome.

St Martins School has a working relationship with the education team from The Office of Te Runanga of Ngāi Tahu and with our manawhenua Rāpaki.

Key Contacts

Karaitiana Taiuru (Kāi Tahu/Ngāti Kahungunu/Ngāti Rārua) – karaitiana@taiuru.maori.nz or ph/txt 021 0707507

Meeting Dates

We have two lots of hui. One is where we discuss topics and issues about the school. We aim to have one hui every term. The other is where we try to get all of the whānau to a family event or a picnic so we can all get to know each other more.

Please contact Karaitiana or Michele in the office to be included in email updates.