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

Te Piringa Hui

Whānau Hui, Monday 22 February, 6pm @ The Wharewaka on the waterfront.

Whānau BBQ

Friday 12 February, 5pm

Te Piringa Hui

Term 1: Tuesday 30th March

Term 2: Tuesday 18th May & Tuesday 29th June

Term 3: Tuesday 3rd August & Tuesday 7th September

Term 4: Tuesday 19th October

All hui are held at 6pm in the Whare at school

Pō Whakanui

Wednesday 27 October @ the Wharewaka Function Centre

Te Whakataetae Kapa Haka ā-Rohe mō ngā Kura Tuarua

Wellington Regional Kapa Haka Competition: Monday 5th July, TSB Arena


Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori:

Monday 13th - Sunday 19th September

There will be a dawn ceremony on Monday 13th September.  All other events tba at a later date.


Ngā Manu Kōrero

Friday 14th May at @ Ki Raukura, Kāpiti College.  Time tba

Waka Ama

Wellington Regional CSW Waka Ama Championship @ Porirua Harbour -  Saturday 13th March

NZSS National Championships @ Lake Tikitapu, Rotorua - 23rd - 26th March


Ki-o-Rahi

Senior College Sport Wellington Championships @ venue tba - Wednesday 29th September

Junior College Sport Wellington Championships @ Wainuiomata High School - Wednesday 10th November