Te Kaupapa/About

My name is Jacqui Wrigg, and I am the Deputy Principal/Senco at Papakura Normal School in the very south of South Auckland.  We are very proud to be a Te Ara Whakamana school and to be the hosts of the 2022 Unconference.

Our kaupapa is based around the Waka Way, at the foundation of which is Te Ara Whakamana – our ākonga are on a journey through their schooling and we must all paddle together to help them achieve their goals.  

We’d love you to join us in celebrating our combined Te Ara Whakamana journeys on 21st October – our theme this year is He Kakano Ahau – as it is from a tiny seed that great Kauri grow.

For more information about Te Ara Whakamana, visit the Te Ara Whakamana website: