School Values and mission statement

27th  May 2020

Kia ora e te Whanau

Alert level 2

More than 61% of the kura  are now back in class and we are expecting the majority of our students  back over the coming week.  I would like to thank and compliment all staff both teaching and support staff for the fantastic work they have done over the past week .  Our kura opened seamlessly last week and this is largely due to all the work occuring behind the scenes to ensure as children walked in the gate it would feel like the kura they know and love.

I would also like to thank you as parents / caregivers for the support and cooperation you have shown through level 2.  We have appreciated you ringing first and making appointments with Whaea Tesh in the office and teachers before coming in.   We have always been a great team and I think Covid 19 has made us  even more close and tight as a community.  

Nga mihi

Lorraine Northey


Our School Values boards AROHA, MANAAKITANGA AND WHAKAWHANUNGATANGA were designed by our students. We spoke to our tamariki and asked them what our school values meant to them. We have had their student voioce put onto our amazing new VALUE boards in both te reo Maori and English. Our AROHA graphics represent nature and the bush that sits behind our kura. The MANAAKITANGA graphics represent Lake Rotoiti, with our little Toitoi (cockabilly) and koura. The WHAKAWHANAUGATANGA graphics represent our manga ko Matawhaura. Our tamariki love them and so do we!


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