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6 Rotokawa Road, Rotorua

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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.

At Rotokawa School, we have a warm, friendly environment that our children, staff and whanau enjoy being part of. During their six years at Rotokawa School, students are involved in and lead rich authentic learning contexts that they are able to apply to their life in our community. These learning contexts encompass our school pepeha and the local land marks and points around us here at Rotokawa School. 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 Principles

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.

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

4 days ago

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Rotokawa School DiscoCANCELLED Due to Delta level 2 requirements we won’t be able to have our school disco. Hopefully by term 4 we will be able to have some cool events. ... See MoreSee Less
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All Seasons Holiday Park **Cleaner Vacancy**All seasons holiday park are looking for a cleaner for about 3 -5 hours on a sunday but will be more for school holidays or during the week. Contact Tracie 07 345 6240 at the All Seasons Holiday Park for more details. ... See MoreSee Less
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SCHOOL RESOUCES AND DEVICES LOANED DURING LOCKDOWNThroughout lockdown, school readers and devices/chargers were distributed to support student learning.Can these ALL - chargers included - be returned to school (the classroom is fine).These resources and devices are required back at school to allow learning to occur. Ngä mihi! ... See MoreSee Less
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Firewood fundraiser4 cubes of fire wood eucalyptus, silver birch and pine. $260.00 making it $65 a cube market rate is $105.00. If you require more, we can negotiate. The wood will be delivered, and stacked.However it is recommended for use next year and we will start delivering October, November.If you wish to pay in instalments over the next few weeks totally fine.If you know of anyone else who may be interested let us know.Ka pai Be safe and Kia Ora. Nga Mihi Heni and Jury ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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