We are a rural school of around 120 Year 1 to 8 students, located 10 mins out of Raglan township on State Highway 23 in the mighty Waikato. Our vision is to "Expand the Hearts and Minds" of our students to become confident, connected, actively involved, life-long learners.

The Five Rs

Te Uku School has developed the Five R’s to enable students and teachers to live, learn, work and contribute as active members of this community.

  • Relationships - kia honotahi, whanaungatanga  -  Developing and maintaining positive relationships, learning with and from each other.
  • Resilience - kia manawaroa   -  Showing resilience in the face of challenges and uncertainties.
  • Resourcefulness - kia pāuaua  -  Solving problems and being able to learn in different ways.
  • Responsibility - kia haepapa  -  Taking responsibility for our learning, for the environment and for managing ourselves.
  • Reflectiveness - kia whaiwhakaaro -  Thinking reflectively about our own learning and taking action.

These are not separate or stand-alone. They are the key to learning in every learning area. Opportunities to develop the Five R’s occur in curricular and co-curricular experiences. The descriptors are not fixed and require on-going reflection and change to meet the needs of the students.


New Enrolments Welcome!

To enrol your child in a learning environment that actively promotes critical thinking, self-regulated and inquiry learning, please contact Paula to arrange a time to visit and view our fabulous school in action.