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Principal's Welcome

Ngā mihi nui ki a koe i tēnei wā. 


The vision of Te Wharekura o Te Kaokaoroa o Pātetere is to be a “Kura-a-Iwi”.  Our goals and aspirations are closely linked to our tribe, Raukawa. We encourage full involvement in iwi events; days start early and end late. It is a place where students learn and participate in Te Ao Māori.


We pursue excellence in academic, social, cultural, sporting, and spiritual endeavors. Such excellence is embraced by the culture of the students, staff, parents, runanga, and extended school community.


As a parent, choosing a school for your tamariki can be a daunting task.  Assessing and choosing a school is one of the most important challenges we have.  As parents, we have responsibilities to look for the best for our tamariki.

You have to consider it as a family, you share the same ideas as the kura.

Will my tamaiti be challenged without being overwhelmed?  Is there a committed, capable set of teachers?  Will they be supported, encouraged and nurtured during their time at kura?


You only need to spend a short time on our magnificent campus to quickly get a sense of the wairua that exists.  Excitement, breath of opportunities and the aspirations to achieve is all that characterises Te Wharekura o Te Kaokaoroa o Pātetere.


Small class sizes, usually twenty (20) students only, means there is a personalised nature to life at kura.  Real Tuakana-Teina bonds exist as we are the only Year 1 to Year 13 school in our region where leadership is real for all students.

The most unique aspect is the close relationships that are formed.  Tamariki form long lasting friendships with each other, and our community of Raukawa.

There is always plenty to celebrate.


Noho ora mai i raro i  te manaakitanga o te rungarawa. Paimarie.


Keith Silveira

Tumuaki (Principal)

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