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Taupo & Turangi Weekender, Taupo Central  22 Feb 2018
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It is my absolute privilege to share in the journey of shaping today's children as they grow into tomorrow's confident, competent and connected citizens.

At Hilltop School we aim to develop "Courageous Learners" who "Succeed Through Effort". Our school values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Kindness are also very evident in the school.

As a school community, we are committed to the provision of a wide variety of exciting learning opportunities within a safe and welcoming learning environment. Children are encouraged to take increasing ownership of their learning as they navigate their way towards their diverse futures.

As principal, I strive every day to ensure that every child is provided with optimum opportunities to find their gifts and reach their personal potential. It is my goal that every child feels valued as an individual, and that they recognize their own ability to positively impact the world around them.

Phone: 07 3787583 | email: | Website: | Address: Rokino Road, Taupo "It is an absolute privilege to be the Principal of Tauhara College, and to live and work in such a great community. This is an exciting, adventurous and positive place to be and when I walk around our school I feel very fortunate to work in such a vibrant learning learning environment with our students. I interact daily with young people who have strong identities as learners, a positive attitude and a determination to make the most of all of their opportunities.

It is also inspiring to see the way that our students grow during their time at school, emerging as the confident, emotionally-intelligent problem solvers that will make a positive impact on our community and our world. With our six values continuing to underpin everything we do, we look forward to another exciting, eventful and positive school year." TE KURA O HIRANGI is part of a national network of 28 Kura aIwi committed to lifting academic achievement and building whanau, hapuand iwi capacity through quality education in both te reo Maori and English. Tikanga, reo and the history and cultural practices of Ngati Tuwharetoa ki Te Matapuna inform the curriculum and students are immersed in te reo Maori until Year 7 when English is introduced. However, uri who enrol with minimal reo Maori are well supported as are those with other learning and social needs.

Governance is shared with Marae representatives and a whanau environment is actively fostered with well qualified and dedicated teachers and support staff. It is a privilege to be part of a kura community nurturing iwi potential and actively working towards 'te tihi o angitu' - the pinnacle of success.

It is an exciting time to be principal at Reporoa Primary School. We are a learning community that caters for years 1 to 6 with a roll of around 110.

Our vision is "Lengthen our stride to become knowing", supported by our mission statement to provide an education that is learner focused, inclusive and supported by productive partnerships.

As a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) school, we use our "REPS". This stands for Respectful, Engaged, Positive, and Striving.

We pride ourselves in displaying these values through everything we do.

We value the strong relationships that we have with our parents, whanau and community. The small country feel of our school allows us to know our students and personalise their learning, supporting them to achieve success.

Parents and visitors are always welcome in our school as we value open and honest communication.

A - Achievement At Tauhara Primary we pride ourselves on working together in partnership with our parents and families, to R - Respect provide quality education for our children in a caring and stimulating environment.

O - Ownership H - High Expectations Our passionate teachers work alongside children to encourage them to develop their potential in all areas of A - Attitude the curriculum. Our children enjoy learning in a settled and inclusive environment.

Our students have opportunities to use a range of technologies in the classrooms, including I-Pads, laptops, interactive whiteboards and notebooks to enhance their learning and knowledge of the world around us.

We are a Positive Behaviour for Learning school where staff are trained in strategies that support our students to positively manage their behaviour both in the classroom and the playground.

We follow the expectations of AROHA in all that we do at Tauhara Primary.

Come and join our learning community | Find us on the corner of Crown Road and Taharepa Road Taupo Ph. 07 378 7755 | Website currently under development WHAKAMARU SCHOOL School vision: "At Whakamaru School we develop attitudes and skills for life-long learning" Whakamaru School is a delightful, long established, country school providing excellent education for Year 1 to 8 students. Students learn on a stimulating and vibrant learning environment, with modern classrooms, set in stunning grounds. Each class is equipped with computers/tablets and interactive whiteboards and teaching programmes are child-centered.

Parent and community involvement in our schools is encouraged.


Small class sizes Dedicated and experienced staff A family atmosphere with supportive caregivers and BOT Year 7/8's have 1 to 1 access to ICT devices Extra activities including - Y7/8 tech, PMP, Reading Together, Kapa Haka, Choir, Duffy Books, Kiwi Can..

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