Te Piringa

Whānau Support Group

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā!  He mihi tēnei ki a koutou katoa ngā mātua, ngā kaitiaki me ngā whānau katoa o ngā taitamatāne o tēnei kura. Ka huri ngā whakaaro ki a rātou kua wehe atu i te tirohanga kanohi, whakaoti atu e! Nau mai! Haere mai ki te Piringa! Whakatau mai ki tēnei whakaruruhau mō te whānau o te kura! Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e!Te Piringa (the shelter) is the Whānau Support Group at Wellington College. 

The name ‘Te Piringa’ was given to the group by Professor Wharehuia Milroy at the suggestion of Professor Tīmoti Kāretu, an old boy of the school. The name reflects the desires of the whānau support group to provide holistic support to all of the Māori students at Wellington College to achieve the best that they can in all areas of College life. Furthermore, Te Piringa aims to support the entire Wellington College community to a better understanding of Māori knowledge. 

Te Piringa is open to all parents, caregivers and whānau of all Māori students. It also encourages the participation of students, staff and other whānau in the school community. New whānau are welcome to join at any time. 

Te Piringa is guided by Te Piringa Matua, the whānau advisory group. Te Piringa Matua comprises elected parents, elected students, HOD Māori and staff representatives. For more information please contact Louise Carter (WC Māori Mentor) l.carter@wc.school.nz

Māori Student Achievement Plan

Whānau BBQ

Tuesday 11th February, 5pm

Te Piringa Hui

Term 1: Tuesday 25th February & Tuesday 24th March

Term 2: Tuesday 19th May & Tuesday 23rd June

Term 3: Tuesday 11th August & Tuesday 15th September

Term 4: Tuesday 20th October

All hui are held at 6pm in the Whare.

Ngā Hau e Whā Kapa Haka Showcase

Friday 3 April at Wellington College

Ngā Manu Kōrero

Thursday 14th May at Kāpiti College

Ki-o-Rahi

15th April - NZ Secondary School Championships , at Te Tii Marae, Waitangi

22nd September - Senior College Sport Wellington Championships at Naenae College

18th November - Junior College Sport Wellington Championships (Venue TBC)

Pō Whakanui

Tuesday 27th October