Our school’s motto is “tukua o punga” – cast your nets, which encapsulates the key purpose of schooling – to enable students to cast their nets so that they can be successful learners, reach their personal potential and be purposeful, productive and caring members of society

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  • Years 7/8 Marae Over Nighter

    The Year 7 & 8 Marae sleepover was a great fun filled experience thoroughly enjoyed by all. A huge thank you to Wiremu Hohaia and his team for preparing the rotation activities for our students. This included – retelling the Reitu and Reipae story through whakaari – drama, and learning

  • Year 11 Geo Trip

    On Tuesday, 15 August students selected 2 features; the volcanic Tutukaka headland and the Ngunguru sandspit.  Prior concepts had been taught in class, and this practical component required collection of evidence of erosion and sand bank change. Students were enthusiastic and questioning.  We visited the headland and then went back to Mr

  • Year 9 Ski Trip 2017

    Year 9 Ski and Snowboard trip departed with ten year 9 students.  We left at 12.15 pm on Thursday, 10 August, to avoid the worst of the traffic in Auckland.  We stopped to pick up Peter Reinsfield and had a late afternoon tea and toilets at Bombay.  We headed on


    SERVICES ACADEMY – LEADERSHIP ADVANCED COURSE On the 31st of July Tumai and I went on a five day advanced leadership course down in Mangawhai.  We were mentored by some of the New Zealand Defence Force, along with seventeen other students from the thirteen northern service academies. This course was