Ako – People Learning
To deliver a child-centered, evidence-based curriculum that equips students with the skills and tools to be successful lifelong learners. – High Quality Teaching and Learning.
High quality teaching and learning. The very best teachers, delivering high quality educational programmes. Guided by our vision the curriculum at Rāroa is designed to educate the whole student and cater for the intellectual, social, physical and creative aspects of the emerging adolescent. As well as ensuring we are meeting our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Whakapuāwai – People Thriving
To nurture and develop individual wellbeing and resilience in a community that embraces and celebrates diversity.
To blossom, develop, flourish, prosper, thrive – Wellbeing is a priority at Rāroa. Through an extensive professional development process, Rāroa has developed a wellbeing framework to guide and enable teachers and students to develop strategies to deal with the challenges of life, building confidence, resilience and enabling the Rāroa community to thrive.
Whanaungatanga- People Connecting
To develop and maintain effective partnerships, both within and beyond our school community, which are anchored in open communication and trust.
At Rāroa relationships are crucial for our well-being and happiness and are an extremely important part of who we are. Positive relationships help us feel connected to our community. For our students positive relationships provide a sense of belonging and can enhance self-esteem, confidence, and overall quality of life. Positive relationships also provide opportunities for personal growth and learning, as we share experiences, perspectives, and knowledge with others.