Ngā Hitori - Background Information

The class name 'Te Pihinga ki Tūmatauenga' represents the shoot of a plant that is beginning to grow and as it is nourished with the Māori language and nurtured within a Te Ao Māori environment, it thrives. 

The core values within the class are manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and aroha. These values underpin all activities, experiences and interactions between kaiako (teacher) to tauira (student), tauira to tauira and tauira with their whānau and the wider community.  

This year, Te Pihinga currently caters for students in Years 2 and 3 (with special considerations for Year 1 students). 

Te Pihinga Kaiako - Teacher

Nau mai, haere mai! Mauri ora kia koutou,


Ko Taranaki te maunga                  Ko Hikurangi te maunga

Ko Waiaua te awa                           Ko Waiapu te awa

Ko Taranaki te iwi                            Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi

Ko Orimupiko te marae                  Ko Takipu te marae

Ko Kurahaupō te waka                   Ko Takitimu te waka


In 2021, it is my honour to be building on what has been a successful foundation for bilingual education, here at Linton Camp School.


Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga is a normalised and integrated part of our education and classroom programme. The importance and value placed on this will be the umbrella for the culture in the classroom. I strive to help our students achieve success and pride in their Bilingual Education.

Ngā tauwhirotanga


Ariana Collier

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RJ at wānanga ā whanau- Student-led conferences

Classroom Experiences


We will have great opportunities to experience activities that support Te Reo Māori and tikanga such as:

Daily Karakia and pepeha, daily use of Māori phrases and commands and participation in Kapa Haka.

Whānau Contribution

Being in the bilingual class also requires whānau contribution and commitment to help support the learning and experiences we partake in. It is an expectation that we have whānau representation at class hui (meetings) where we can plan and prepare for upcoming events.


Termly whānau hui, class shared kai, fundraisers and whole whānau trips and experiences to deepen our understanding of the Māori culture.

Unique Delivery & Culture

We will plan for whānau to join in regular activities and outings, to emphasise the importance and uniqueness of our class and their whānau, compared to any other. It is my hope that whānau with talent, expertise and passion in any activities step up and share in the learning with their children and our class. Learning from each other and in meaningful ways will have a great impact on our tamariki. Learning is planned with a Māori lens which makes it a rich learning environment for your child. Be a part of our whānau! Nau mai, haere mai!

Hangarau - Chromebooks for learning

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Contact Us

If you have any further questions in regards to the 2021 programme for Te Pihinga ki Tumatauenga, please feel free to come and talk with us about it. We are more than happy to answer your questions.

Te Pihinga's kaiako, Ariana Collier can be emailed directly at