Ngā Tumuaki

Message from our Tumuaki

We are honoured to take on the leadership of TIPENE as we embark on the next chapter of this iconic school. It is imperative to recognise the evolving educational needs of young men and to tailor our approach accordingly. Our goal is to empower them with the essential skills to actively participate and drive positive change within their whānau, marae and iwi. We are resolute in our commitment to ensuring that TIPENE remains not only pertinent but also a catalyst for transformation within the educational framework of Aotearoa.

Pastoral Care

We place a strong emphasis on pastoral care to prioritize the well-being of its students. This commitment extends across all facets of school life to nurture the personal growth of our tauira. Recognizing the intrinsic connection between education and well-being, We acknowledge that these elements are vital for character formation and the cultivation of essential social skills crucial for navigating life within and beyond the school environment.

TIPENE Mission

The reopening of TIPENE is driven by a shared commitment to rectify educational disparities, particularly for Maori and Pasifika boys, by emphasizing the exceptional capabilities of this group. TIPENE’s mission is to revolutionise educational delivery for rangatahi, ensuring their active participation and empowerment. Student success at TIPENE will encompass a strong connection to te ao Māori, readiness for higher education or vocational paths, and specialised training for future careers in High Performance sports and the arts. TIPENE is committed to individualised support for each student, guiding them through their educational journey as they contribute to the social fabric of Aotearoa.