Te Reo Maori is a living language that has been normalised at Te Akau ki Papamoa School.
Radio TAKP came to life during the National Maori language week in 2011. We use the radio station to deliver quality Te Reo Maori with an emphasis on perfecting pronunciation whilst developing competency and confidence in all learners. We have we won the National Maori Language awards for 2014. Furthermore, academic achievement levels at Te Akau ki Papamoa School are at an all time high.
Our unique school radio station is managed and operated by deputy principal, Tane Bennett, who plans each of the lessons and sends resources to teachers so that they can guide learners through a visual google slide presentation. The station allows students to participate with understanding and confidence in Te Reo and Tikanga Maori, strengthening our unique identity in the world.
Radio TAKP has proven to be the perfect vehicle for teaching Te Reo Maori to every classroom as well as the wider community on frequency 107.6 FM, at the specified times of 8.40am, 9.00am and 1.05pm..
‘The ongoing commitment to promoting success for Māori students has resulted in improving levels of achievement and engagement for all students.’ – ERO Report 2014