Te Kura

Message from the chief executive

Whakarongo ake au ki te tangi a te manu
Tui, tui, tuituia
Tuia ki runga, tuia ki raro, tuia ki roto, tuia ki
Tuia te here tangata
Ka rongo te pō! Ka rongo te ao!
Tui, tuituia.
Tuia te muka tangata
I takea mai i Hawaiki-nui, i Hawaiki-roa, i
Ki te whaiao, ki te ao mārama
Tīhei mauri ora.

I listen to the call of the tui
Unite, come together
From above, below, within and beyond
Uniting us all
It is heard night and day
Interweaving the genealogical thread of all people
Emanating from the great place of Hawaiki
Into the world of light toward illumination
It is done.

Mike Hollings


Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) provides distance education from early childhood level to Year 13 to around 26,000 students every year. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds with diverse learning needs.

Our vision is to enable our students to achieve both their educational and personal goals, empowering them to become engaged and contributing members of our communities, and we need high quality teaching and specialist staff to help us achieve this.

As the largest school in New Zealand, Te Kura touches the lives of thousands of students each year.  We are in a unique position to forge new paths and develop new ways of engaging learners. We work with whānau, communities and other agencies to enhance our students’ engagement and achievement through personalised and authentic learning programmes.

Te Kura takes pride in selecting the best people to join our school. Every member of our staff has an important role to play in making sure our students have every opportunity to achieve their goals.

If you’d like to join New Zealand’s largest school and be part of a professional, innovative, dedicated and friendly team, we’d love to hear from you.


Nga mihi nui


Mike Hollings
 Chief Executive


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