E rua ngā horopaki. Tuatahi, he whare, he wāhi rānei e whāngaia ai ngā tauira ki ngā āhuatanga o te kauwaerunga. Tuarua, he whare tuku mātauranga, mahi rangahau, kei a ia te mana ki te whakawhiwhi i ngā tohu mātauranga tino tiketike o te motu.
Houses of learning used in two different contexts. The first is traditional schools that teach pupils aspects of celestial knowledge. Second, is esteemed academic institutions that confer qualifications to graduates. See also: Wānanga (Traditional education) and Kura tuatoru (Tertiary education).