Our Place

Our Place

Educating responsible, engaged and proud learners in a a nurturing environment that serves our school mission and exemplifys our school vision.

Our Mission:


We believe that we are unique individuals created by God in his image to carry out His great plan of creation. We strive for excellence to enrich our lives and the lives of others, glorifying  God’s name, spreading the Good News and living our lives as Jesus did in the service of others.

Our Vision:

Our learning community’s vision for graduate students is to empower them to be confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners instilled with Gospel values so that they are well prepared to Believe, Enrich, Glorify and Serve as 21st Century citizens.

We Boast 21st Century Learning Environments

  • Spacious, attractive classrooms
  • Smart T.V’s 
  • 1:1 Chromebooks for Years 4-8
  • 1:1 Tablets for Years 0-3
  • Innovative learning spaces and break out rooms catering for, individual, group and whole class 
  • Fully functional kitchen space in the classrooms
  • Dedicated multi functional classroom space (music/dance/kapa haka/art)
  • Activities and resources that help support  learning
  • Furniture designed for maximum collaborative interaction and participation

We Offer Excellent Learning Programmes

  • Focus on a core curriculum of Literacy, Numeracy and Religious Education
  • Teaching and delivery of Te Reo Maori
  • ​Structured literacy programme across the school
  • Multi-level classrooms enable collaborative practice and learning
  • Pre School Visits every Friday
  • Small class sizes allow for higher teacher to student ratios 
  • Teacher aide support in all classrooms to assist with teaching and learning
  • Learning support programmes for learners who speak other languages (ESOL)
  • Learning Support and Extension Programmes for numeracy
  • Reading Recovery Programme for juniors
  • Better Start Learning Programme for junior literacy
  • Inquiry-focused learning
  • Maori and Pasifika cultures celebrated and integrated into all learning contexts
  • Play-based and Project-Based Learning
  • Learner voice is promoted and valued through learner led conferences and initiatives
  • Preschool visits and school transition​

Our Learners Enjoy Exciting Opportunities

  • Sporting opportunities (Soccer, Touch, Ki-O-Rahi, Netball, Basketball, Swimming, Futsal, Bowls , Tennis)
  • Participation in Tokoroa interschool sports and cultural activities
  • Participation in South Waikato cultural festival
  • Music lessons 
  • Participation in parish celebrations and programmes
  • Marae stays
  • House events
  • Young Leaders Day -for our senior students
  • Dedicated lunchtime sports and art activities
  • Kapa Haka
  • Senior Technology classes
  • Leadership conferences for student leaders
  • School camps 
  • ​Friday Fun Afternoon-PB4L focus
  • Syndicate day trips
  • School productions and performing arts opportunities for ALL students
  • Facilitate the Sacramental Programme 
  • Duffy Books recipients
  • Agricultural & Pet Days​

We Maintain A Positive Environment For Teachers To Teach And Learners To Learn

  • Living Christ-Centred values every day
  • We are a PB4L School
  • We respect ourselves, others and our place
  • Promote student agency 
  • High expectations for all our learners to achieve​
  • Principal Awards
  • Virtue cards celebrate and recognise students who are living by our school values
  • A Responsive Curriculum
  • A safe learning and play environment
  • Parish and community involvement​
  • Fruit in schools school
  • Ka Ora, Ka Ako, Healthy School Lunches recipients