Principals' Welcome

Welcome to Rawene School

We extend a very warm welcome to all new students and their families and wish you all a happy, successful and rewarding association with our school.

As a school, we are committed to providing high quality educational programmes, in a very well-resourced school, to best engage our learners and develop positive relationships. Our Board of Trustees has been very careful in ensuring that teachers at our school are the 'best fit' for our students and that the academic, social, physical and emotion needs of all students occurs daily.

We enable and empower our teachers to provide students with a connected curriculum where learning is meaningful, authentic and fun. We recognise the importance of the trust you put in us to ‘get it right’ during your child’s primary school years and take pride in the fact that our school is a place where our students want to be. We strongly believe that for our students to succeed, they need to have positive self-esteem and be immersed in an environment that acknowledges their efforts and celebrates their successes. Along with this, they need the support of their families/whanau and a dedicated, caring and supportive staff.

We look forward to you joining our school where you will become an important part of our learning community. We welcome and value the support and participation of family/whanau at school activities and events.  

In summary, we will endeavour to ensure our learners develop and demonstrate the dispositions of confident, connected, actively-involved life-long learners.  As learners they carry our school values for the rest of their lives; Ngā Pou Angitu - Pūmautanga, Kaitiakitanga, Auahatanga, Rangatiratanga, Manaakitanga, & Whanaungatanga.  Whilst at Rawene School every students uplifts the school vision - "Ka Angitu" (Leading the Way to Success).

Karena Tamehana

Principal (March 2023)