About Us

Nau piki mai, nau kake mai ki Te Kura Reorua o Maraenui. Welcome to Maraenui Bilingual School, situated in the heart of Maraenui, Napier (Ahuriri) in the rohe o Ngāti Kahungunu.

We are a vibrant Bilingual School offering quality learning opportunities and education in Te Reo Māori and English, for Primary school aged children from Year 1 to Year 8.

The learning of our tamariki is paramount to both the kura and our whānau. We have come as one and have
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developed our own unique school curriculum and graduate profile incorporating the needs and desires of the whānau, past students and the wider community.

We offer for our year 5-8 rumaki students a Reo Pākehā programme that is centred around teaching English from a kaupapa Māori context. By building on our students’ prior Knowledge and strategies we enable our rumaki students to move confidently and competently from one language to another, able to challenge ideas and communicate information ahakoa te reo.
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Bike Track

In 2010 we were very fortunate to receive a bike track for our kura. This includes a track around our field, a pump track and a skills track where our tamariki can learn not only how to ride a bike but also opportunity to learn bike safety.


Kapa Haka

Kapa haka provides a learning environment that celebrates our Māori culture and what it means to be Māori. It is a taonga tuku iho i.e. something that is handed down inter-generationally – to be valued and treasured. It is a vehicle to appreciate te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, contributing to the retention and revitalisation of the language. At the same time, students are learning life skills, by having to demonstrate commitment and self-discipline. There are cognitive and physical benefits too – in terms of memorisation and coordination. Students also benefit from the values associated with being part of a group e.g. whānaungatanga, manaakitanga and aroha.

Our Values

Hinengaro / Tūmanako

Ka moe a Hinengaro ki a Tūmanako ka puta mai ko te tamaiti kaingākau ana ki te mātauranga o te ao, kia tutuki tōna tūmanako hei oranga mo tōna tinana, mo tōna wairua. hoki.

By embracing the values of Hinengaro and Tūmanako our students will be enthusiastic, lifelong learners.
Hinengaro / Tūmanako
Whakamana / Whakaporo

Whakamana / Whakapono

Ka moe a Whakamana ki a Whakapono ka puta mai ko te tamaiti e whakapono ana ki te mana i heke iho mai i ngā mātua tīpuna. Mā te tamaiti e tiaki i tōna mana motuhake, te mana- ā-whānau, ā-hapu, ā-iwi, ā-kura.

By embracing the values of Whakamana and Whakapono our students will be confident and truthful.

Arohanoa / Manaakitanga

Ka moe a Arohanoa ki a Manaakitanga ka puta ko te tamaiti manaaki ahakoa ko wai, kōhungahunga mai, tamariki mai, taiohi mai, pakeke mai, kaumatua mai.

By embracing the values of Arohanoa and Manaakitanga our students will be kind and caring towards others.
Arohanoa / Manaakitanga
Rangimane / Hūmāne

Rangimārie / Hūmārie

Ka moe a Rangimārie ki a Hūmārie ka puta ko te reo āio, reo whakatauriri, reo whakaora wairua , reo ohooho me te reo māpihi maurea o te tangata.

By embracing the values of Rangimarie and Hūmarie our students will be calm, humble and confident, valuing their spiritual and physical qualities.


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