Tena whakahuatia ake ko wai te kareti nei ?
Ko Te Aute Kareti Ko Te Aute Kareti
Tena whakahuatia ake ko wai te tohunga o runga?
Ko Te Wiremu Ko Te Wiremu
Tena whakahuatia ake ko wai nga morehu kua ngaro ki te po?
Ko Ta Pomare Ko Ta Apirana Te Rangihiroa
tikitiki mo taku upoko
mate atu he toa ara mai he toa
Whakatangata kia kaha
Te Aute College is the ancestral marae where great men of this Nation have been trained and given a chance to consider what their contribution to Aotearoa / New Zealand society, and the world, will be.
This marae was given by Te Whatuiapiti to Te Hahi Mihinare o Aoteaora, the Anglican Church of NZ, for the education of their sons, and those of other iwi, including the Pakeha, that they may grow up together in unity and in the Christian faith.
The Mana of Te Aute nurtures the student to discover his true identity and receive training which will fit him for leadership in our global society.