TITAHI BAY NORTH SCHOOL
Nau Mai, Haere Mai - welcome to the website for Titahi Bay North School in Western Porirua
Nau mai, piki mai - Welcome to our school.
Titahi Bay North School (TBNS) is a small school with a committed staff, many of whom are long serving with much knowledge about the local community. They work to provide a caring environment and learning experiences that enhance student confidence and achievement. TBNS students are encouraged, and able, to display the attributes of being positive tuakana teina and role models.
We also have a lot of fun as you can see...!
The school is organised into two strands
An English medium (Auraki) strand – teaching learning areas from the New Zealand Curriculum.
A Māori Medium strand (Rumaki) in which the students education is based on Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, primarily delivered in Te Reo Maori
Teachers are responsible for the programme for their class/group(s). Teachers plan cooperatively to develop programmes to meet the needs of students. They share strengths and resources to support each other and the students. The school is involved in regular school wide events e.g. assembly, trips, singing, sports.
Te Whānau o Te Kakano, a reo rumaki whanau began at TBNS over 25 years ago in response to community wishes and aspirations.
We have 3 multilevel ruma auraki (English medium classes). The multi age groupings throughout the school allow for naturalistic tuakana teina relationships, role modelling and learning to flourish. For the past 18 years we have catered for Year 7 and 8 students, which also adds to the special character of our school – a whanau whanui ‘country school in town’ feel.
Children are with the same teacher and classmates for several years at TBNS. This creates strong relationships and kotahitanga. Research shows many benefits in having students learn in groups with older and younger peers. A wealth of information exists regarding the pedagogical advantages of multi-age classrooms where students are with the same teacher for two or more years.
Kotahitanga i te matauranga: Our future is learning together as one
Check out our school calender under the 'our news' tab at the top of this page
We're proud of our efforts and achievements in learning areas and in activities such as kapa haka, sports participation, the arts and Education Outside of the Classroom activities.
Most years we have a number of our senior students from our Māori Medium class sitting NCEA Level One Māori.
We aim to provide a balanced curriculum with particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy (Maths, Reading and Writing) and key competencies such as relating to others, managing self and using language, symbols and texts.
We welcome whanau participation in school life. The best conditions for learning are created when whanau take an active interest in their child's school activities and learning.
Check out the many activities and happenings at TBNS on the facebook link below.