A partnership exists between students, parents and staff with all three being involved in the growth and development of Korokoro School students. There is a tangible positive “feel” within and around the school. We have a hugely supportive community and Board of Trustees, a highly professional, caring and dedicated staff and students who love coming to school.
We want our students to experience the full breadth of the New Zealand Curriculum and to embrace the Arts, Science, Sport, Health and Social Sciences. We use Inquiry Learning as a way to foster student interests and to ensure that all students have the chance to compete, perform, explore and participate.
Our teachers are skilled multi level practitioners and our classroom programmes cater for the needs of all students.
The school places an emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy and Inquiry learning. We also offer a wide range of extra curricular activities including: guitar, drums, choir, ukelele, waterpolo, touch rugby, netball, tennis, football, enviro group, and athletics. Te Reo Maori and Maori tikanga are included in teaching and learning programmes. We have weekly Kapa Haka lessons for all students.
We acknowledge New Zealand's cultural diversity and the unique position of Māori as tangata whenua. We recognise and value all cultures at our school, and acknowledge the special position of Māori in New Zealand society.
We respect each person's culture and their right to follow their cultural direction. We promote the value of te reo (Māori language) and tikanga Māori (Māori culture).
We promote Māori achievement and equal opportunities for all members of the school community, including our staff and our students who need extra support at school.
These principles guide our practice and are incorporated into our policies and procedures.
Through the provision of:
Well appointed, managed and professionally developed staff, relevant, safe and well maintained ICT and property infrastructures.
Adequate and targeted finances: