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6 Rotokawa Road, Rotorua

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Students engage in learning knowing that at Rotokawa School they will progressively develop agency in their learning and leadership, with high achievement expectations, doing the best they can do.

Regan Williams (Principal)Rotorua

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2 days ago

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FRONT OF SCHOOL UPGRADE

Kia ora whanau,
Our front of school upgrade is nearly complete. All we need to do is erect the waharoa (gateway entrance) and it will be finished. We will also have our new Astro turf layed during the holidays too.

We would like to invite all whanau to the opening ceremony on the first day back of term 3. Monday 20th July at 7:45am. Following the opening we will be having a breakfast to celebrate this special occasion. Hopefully you can all come along!!!
ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS WHANAU!!!
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4 days ago

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Next term we are looking to grow our Kaahui Manu Taiko/Leadership group.

See attached for more information.
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4 days ago

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Reminder, today is WHEELS DAY ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Diversion Maze.. mïharo rawa Atu! Ruma Tuatahi had a wonderful day with you yesterday.

Key learning:
Manaakitanga Towards Animals
Digital Technolgy
Collaboration
Team work
FUN

Parent helpers, thanks for coming along to support the day! Without you trips like these would not go ahead!
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A huge thank you to Matua Haimona Brown who came in to Rotokawa School yesterday to share an interactive presentation for school aged tamariki to learn about
double hull sailing canoes, and star navigation - Matariki - Voyaging by the stars.

He mihi tënei ki Tatau Pounamu - Kura Taiao! Thank you for organise this fo dour Eastside kura!
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Our School

Rotokawa School is a contributing primary school with nine classes. Our students come from both rural and urban settings.

We are a friendly whanau focused school, all parents and caregivers are welcome within the school and are encouraged to share in their child’s education. We believe that each child’s education will be most effective when home and school work together.

We have a happy, focused and caring environment. All our students are supported to achieve personal success, and to develop the skills to be contributing members of our school and active participants in their own learning and future successes.

Our children experience regular excursions out into our community to support their learning. We are lucky with our parent and whanau support which makes our adventures together possible.

Vision and Values

The following vision statement and values were created with consultation of students, staff and the community.

Our Vision

Whakaarohia etahi atu; he pai ki te kura, he pai ki te ako, ki te whakapai ake i to wawata.
Consider others; enjoy school, enjoy learning, to improve your future.

Our Values

Have fun – Include others – Be respectful – Be safe and responsible – Be truthful

These values guide our curriculum and learning across the school year.

Our Mission

Creating exciting learning through stimulating, challenging, supportive, inclusive and relevant experiences.

School Crest And Motto

The crest shows the warrior chief on the prow of a canoe. It represents an old motto “Kia Hiwa Ra” which means “Look Ahead” – the current school motto “Whakaaro Nui Ki Etahi” means “Great Thoughts for Others” or “Consider others”.

Teachers use these terms with the children in class to support their learning along with our school vision and values.

Our Principals

High Expectations

Students engage in learning knowing that at Rotokawa School they will progressively develop agency in their learning and leadership, with high achievement expectations, doing the best they can do .

Learning to Learn

Students engage in learning to learn; and reflecting on learning; through the development of thinking skills: creative thinking, critical thinking and caring thinking.

Treaty of Waitangi

Students engage in learning Te Reo Maori me ona tikanga Maori based on the bicultural partnership of the Treaty of Waitangi informed by our local whanau, hapu, and iwi connections.

Cultural Diversity

Students engage in learning that reflects our local cultural diversity of our local community, and from this strong sense of self-identity, broaden their knowledge of how other communities may be different.

Inclusion

Students engage in learning with deep understanding of others and their well-being, using our school values to underpin how we think,feel and interact successfully with others.

Coherence

Students engage in learning and identifying personal strengths, then understand how the school values link across the curriculum areas.

Future focused

Students engage in learning to consider how their citizenship and creativity may impact on a sustainable future for the world..

Community Engagement

Students engage in learning with foundations based on our school values and turangawaewae of Rotokawa School, locally, nationally and globally.