Our School

Ngā mihi o te wa ki a koutou katoa.

Whakarewarewa School is a small school of 153 students nestled near the Redwood forest and bordered by Whakarewarewa thermal area.

A unique aspect of this kura is that it's physically sited amidst four marae - Te Pakira at Whakarewarewa Village, and Apumoana, Te Hurunga ki te Rangi Hinemihi in Ngāpuna. This matters because to nurture potential is also to nurture and respect identity. This school is certainly the loveliest place tucked away safely in our corner of Rotorua.

Our mission is to provide the ultimate learning environment that promotes our school and community values and beliefs: mana/pride, manaaki/respect, aroha/empathy and te tika me te pono/honesty and truth.

This is made easier in that we have a committed and conscientious staff who are supported by a dedicated, forward thinking Board of Trustees. We are honored to have all children and we owe them that ultimate learning environment.

My role is to support, encourage, enthuse and professionally develop kaiako to construct quality future focused learning possibilities to improve outcomes for students. This year we have strategic goals in literacy, numeracy and digital competencies to support our tamariki to lay sound foundations for language and number competency. This will continue in years to come and be enhanced with the use of digital learning tools, as we aim for our vision: to be the best school in Rotorua where all tamariki are nurtured to reach their potential.

Children learn and experience success when the school and the whānau work together. We welcome new children and whānau and look forward to developing positive relationships. We are continuously improving processes to help our students be independent and autonomous thinkers and life-long learners.

It's all a team effort and we have big plans for the future.

Noho ora mai, na

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