Tairua School.

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Principal’s Message


ur vision is clear and concise; we strive to develop Global Citizens of the Future, citizens that will contribute to society in diverse and creative ways.Tairua School has developed a curriculum that meets the needs of our learners, now and for the future. Through consultation and rigorous development our citizen concept was created to reflect the values, attitudes, skills, dispositions and knowledge needed to actively contribute in a Global society.

We truly value a learning partnership between home and school, and this is built on accurate and consistent reporting of student achievement across a balanced and diverse curriculum. We work hard to ensure the transition to school is a seamless process and a positive experience for both students and families.

We have a highly talented and professional staff with a vision for achieving excellence. Our teachers and staff work tirelessly to lift student achievement and celebrate the talents and gifts that every child has.

Our parents and community are an important part of the learning that takes place here and are more than welcome to pop in and catch up, my door is always open.

Our students, staff, Board of Trustees and community are immensely proud of Tairua School, and we know you will feel the same.

Our School Vision

At Tairua School, we have a vision for all our students and it drives what we do. Instead of teaching children, we believe we are preparing global citizens of the future.

What does this mean? The image below clearly explains what we believe it means to be a global citizen and it is through these actions, attributes and beliefs that we live our vision.

Also, we invite you to have a look at this very fascinating video about changing education paradigms.

Global Citizenship Behaviour

How do we at Tairua School demonstrate that we are acting, behaving and living in line with our Vision? The image on the right will give you a little more insight into each component of our global citizen vision.

  • Engaging processes
  • Forward thinking
  • Responsive to student needs
  • Amazing location
  • Focused on improving education
  • Building global citizens