established in 1905, at Turakina, the school moved to Martin in 1928.
Integrated in 1981 the school has room for 160 boarders. The school
is a modern innovative Māori girlsŐ college following the national
curriculum year 9-13 and offering both conventional and non-conventional
Turakina is a caring; sharing and safe environment to develop well balanced
and well educated young Māori women. Turakina offers a 24-hour learning
environment. Curricular and extra curricular opportunities abound.
Turakina promotes the development of cultural identity, Te Mana and
self esteem of each girl through Te Reo me ōnā Tikanga and the
many facets of Māoritanga. Both formal instruction and the use of
karakia in daily life promotes the girlsŐ understanding of Te Taha Wairua,
and themselves as individuals and whānau. Participation in hui,
culture, tradition, kapahaka, manaakitanga, arts, and wairua is the
lifestyle of Turakina.
The Mission of Turakina
To support, to uplift and to strengthen our learners in order that,
their quest for knowledge becomes paramount. To do this we must build
a firm foundation and belief in, Mana Wairua, Mana Māori, Mana Wāhine
and Mana Matauranga. Hence the aspirations and dreams of our ancestors
will be fulfilled and the wellness of Māori will be forever in place.
Report - Turakina 1999
"Willingness and commitment toward school improvement promote
improved educational opportunities… Modified teaching approaches
and varied classroom delivery techniques ensure improved learning opportunities.
…Outgoing, self-assured students exhibit increased confidence
as learners. Students are active seekers of knowledge."
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