Māori at Shirley Boys' High School - Ngā Tama o Ōruapaeroa

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Māori Heritage

At Shirley Boys’ High School – Ngā Tama o Ōruapaeroa we strive to provide an educational environment for young Māori men, which is integrated into the core philosophies of our school.

As our school, it is vital that we improve our practices to suit people of diverse backgrounds.

We have three goals with regard to Māori learners at Shirley Boys’ High School – Ngā Tama o Ōruapaeroa

  1. Increase the academic achievement of Māori Learners by supporting both staff, in their teaching practice, and students, in their learning.
  2. Advance meaningful connections between the school and Māori families and communities.
  3. Improve the social engagement of Māori learners, both in and beyond the school, for example, through leadership and citizenship.


Over the last couple of years, we have developed a Māori and Pasifika Development team, with several staff having responsibility for this important area of the school.

To work alongside the staff and the board, we also have established a Shirley Boys’ High School – Ngā Tama o Ōruapaeroa Whānau Committee and a Rangatahi group for Māori student leaders.

The contacts for these groups are below.

Afamasaga Uli Pesefea

Director of Māori and Pasifika Achievement

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Ext: 429

Louise Richards

Assistant Principal, Relationships

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Ext: 378

Chez-William Waihi

Teacher of Te Reo Māori 

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Ext: 442

Rachel Climo


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Ext: 258