WELCOME & KIA ORA

Oruaiti School has the motto of Caring, Responsible, Confident, Lifelong Learners and we work with our students to achieve this. Our teachers provide a caring culture that meets the emotional, social, physical and spiritual needs of our students. Respecting and valuing others, as well as being honest and using good manners, have a high priority.  Teachers have high expectations and set academic goals for children to help them achieve success.

We believe that all students have the right to quality teaching and learning and we aim to provide this at Oruaiti School.  Our vision is to become an innovative challenging and enriching school that will facilitate community engagement.

We currently have 4 classes at Oruaiti School catering for students from year one to year eight. Students in years 4 – 8 have 1-1 devices which are provided by the school, whanau do have the option to purchase these devices if the wish to.  We are introducing other devices for our junior students with a number of i pads in all rooms, as well as laptop computers for student use.

Our children are living in a world which is constantly changing.  We need to ensure our students are prepared to cope with change and have the ability to control changes rather than have changes control them.  At Oruaiti School we provide a safe environment where children feel confident to take risks in their learning and mistakes are viewed as opportunities to learn.

We are fortunate to have an extremely supportive community at Oruaiti School.  Caregivers and Whanau are welcome at any time in our school.  We aim to provide opportunities for them to ‘have a say’ in what happens within our school and value the input they have.  By all working together we can ensure our students leave Oruaiti School with knowledge, skills and values to see them succeed in the future.

Please read more about our school on this website.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Diane Bates

PRINCIPAL

SOME WAYS YOU MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN AND OUR STAFF ARE:

• Encouraging your children to tell you about their learning when they get home.

• Discussing any concerns they have and getting in touch with the teacher if you feel it will help.

• Check that homework is done.

• Come to school for special events

• Come and help in a classroom

• Assist us with trips

• Let us know when you are pleased about something that’s happening at school or when something could be done better

• If your child is of Maori decent please let us know if we are/are not catering for them as Maori.

• Join our Friends of the School Group

We really appreciate your comments and look forward to working with you to prepare your children for the future.