Celebrating Student Success
Celebrating success is just as important as achieving success, as it is essential to students' self-esteem and confidence. Whether your child has achieved a small or big goal, recognising and celebrating what they have achieved offers them a sense of accomplishment and fosters confidence.
Every student is assigned a House to belong to at time of enrolment. We have six houses which
is referred to as a Rōpū Whānau (Family Group) - each is connected to a tree name and a
Each Rōpū Whānau is made up of staff and students from Year 0 to 6. Siblings are placed in the
same Rōpū Whānau. We have a Taonga (target) reward system where students receive one
when showing the values, and these are tallied up every 2 weeks and the winning house is
celebrated at school assemblies. We often have school events where students compete and
participate in their Rōpū Whānau.
Tuakana / Teina
Tuakana-Teina is a traditional Māori cultural philosophy and practice; literally referring to the relationship between an older and younger sibling, or close family members like cousins.
It is when an older or more expert tuakana (brother, sister or cousin) helps and guides a younger or less expert teina.