Principal’s Welcome2022-03-10T09:39:27+00:00

Principal’s Welcome

Warmest welcome to Te Awa School

Te Awa School encourages children to respect themselves, others and the environment and develop positive attitudes to learning.  We break down the barriers to learning and strive to provide equal opportunities for our children.  Combined with a proactive staff, Board of trustees and community.

Kia Ora, Talofa Lava and Welcome to Te Awa School.

Our Vision for our students of the future is to be K.E.E.N Learners. To be Knowledgeable Learners, Enthusiastic Learners, Striving for Excellence and Nurturing. This KEEN attitude has paid off and is reflected in our National Standard scores above 86% in reading, writing and Maths. There is more to education than academic achievement alone, which is why the nurturing environment stresses social skills training, treating each child as an individual and empowering them to be imaginative and creative. The environment is one where children are encouraged to say “I Can” instead of “But”.

21st century learning means embracing technology. Our Year 5 & 6 classrooms have 1 to 1 netbooks while every other classroom has iPads in their classrooms, giving students access to technology but not at the expense of their learning. Reading, writing and maths are still the focus of learning.  The true beauty of Te Awa School is that we know our children and their families. That’s what makes Te Awa School the wonderful place it is. If you want to know more please come and see us, visit the classrooms and see what makes us so special.

My door is always open to parents and the community. Please contact the school for any further information.

Tim Van Zyl