Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Maungarongo declares that the whanau of the kura are:
 
"Committed to upholding the principles of  Te Aho Matua"

The Kura was first established in 1987 but was not accepted into a government funded trial scheme for Kura Kaupapa Maori until January of 1990.

In 1987 the kura was based at Auckland College of Education and then moved to accomodation at the Kelston School of Deaf in Waipareira.

A branch of the whanau then began a side school which returned to the Auckland College of Education in 1989 and grew into Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Maungawhau.

The Kura was established by parents of the Kohanga Reo children who wished to have their children retain Te Reo Maori and be taught according to the philosophy of Te Aho Matua.

In June 1998 the Kura moved to the present site, Owairaka and the kura name changed to Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Maungarongo.

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Maungarongo has continued to thrive in Mount Albert, Auckland City, New Zealand’s largest and most culturally diverse urban environment. 

To the whanau of the kura, most having moved here from other tribal areas, it represents for them a haven and oasis where the language and tikanga of their people are alive and well.