Things To Know
Te Ara Moana is based in Titahi Bay, on the edge of Porirua Harbour, New Zealand.
We offer water activities, with a particular emphasis on water safety and social and personal responsibility. Our goal is to help improve the problem we have in NZ with drownings and water-related injuries and improve mental health outcomes for young people.
We teach school students, so when they are old enough to own boats they will have developed some wisdom around water.
We don't charge participants, courses are funded by our generous sponsors and donors.
We use a teaching methodology called TPSR (Teaching Physical and Social Responsibility). This method uses physical education to teach life skills. We couple this with traditional Māori values demonstrating respect, generosity and care for ourselves, the environment, belongings and the kaupapa principles.
The students have fun, and we challenge them too. We hope they will go on with challenging sports and activities with a great set of abilities and behaviours to help them.
That's because we want a vibrant and active community.
All The Details
For the parents: All the info you will need to know about the courses and what the students need to bring.
For our supporters: We can not operate without the support of our generous sponsors. Learn more about who they are and how you can join them in making this happen.
Our Courses: All the details about the courses.
Our team is a bunch of talented people dedicated to the Te Ara Moana Mission.
Titahi Bay School
Titahi Bay North School
St Pius School
Ngati Toa School
Holy Family School
Safety is our number one priority.
Its how we work!
Safety is everyone's job at Te Ara Moana.