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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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Check out some of the photos from RATS Duathalon today ... See MoreSee Less
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FYI, a note that went home yesterday in regards to our Whakawhanaungatanga trip scheduled for next week. ... See MoreSee Less
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As a School, we have a drive and passion to head towards using the key competencies as a means of assessment.With this in mind, an EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Programme has been started with students across the school.Two of the key skills that we wanted to include in this experiential learning programme include communication and team work skills. Other skills also include social skills within a small group, physical skills, emotional regulation, coping with challenges and changes in everyday life and extention of thinking through real life experiences and problem solving. We believe that these experiences will allow the opportunity for students to learn in a kinaesthetic manner, whilst also supporting their individual literacy and numeracy skills!!!CHECK OUT THE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAMME PHOTOS WITH MATUA STEVIE!Snorkeling, rafting, minefield navigation and cooking. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

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After my post this afternoon, I have been contacted by LOTS of whanau in need of clean linen... towels, sheets, pillowcases, duvets etcIf you were waiting for an excuse to clean out your linen cupboards... now is the time!!!PM the Piripoho page, drop off to Owhata Medocal Centre or contact me on 0800 PIRIPOHO for pick up of ANY clean linen 🥰Ngā mihi whanauOwhata Medical Centre Owhata Primary School Tatau Pounamu Mokoia Community Association Owhata Medical Centre Pharmacy Rotokawa School Mokoia Intermediate Owhata Marae ... See MoreSee Less
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Reminder that any aspiring leaders need to have their applications submitted to Mrs. Partelow by the end of Thursday. The quality and creativity of the applications received already is outstanding. There are a number of positions available in the following areas; Library, Grubby fingers/kaitiakitanga, assembly, community liaison, breakfast club and sports. The application can be in any form but must include the roles being applied for and the reason why they should be chosen. ... See MoreSee Less
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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 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.