light, bright, airy, warm in winter, cool in summer, our classrooms are designed for learning . . .
Ruma Rātā is our classroom for years one to three and Ruma Tōtara is for years four to six.
Each classroom is equipped with it's own extensive library with a wide range of books from a variety of genres so children can find books that appeal to them.
It is our experience that when children have easy and instant access to books they're much more likely to pick them up and get into reading!
challenge yourself, climb a tree, ride the flying fox, climb the bank, make daisy chains in the sun, play ball . . .
our school grounds
Our school grounds offer many different opportunities and places for children to play (not to mention the awesome harbour views).
a good size field for running and playing games
courts for playing ball games equipped with basketball hoops and tennis nets
playground with climbing equipment to challenge strength and balance, including monkey bars and climbing rock
our very own flying fox!
sandpit and mud kitchen
trees for shade and climbing
our 'wild' bank
I love climbing trees and some of the trees here are so big. I feel like there's no limit to climbing.
meet, create, build and act . . . Ruma Rimu is a place for whole school meetings and creative play
Ruma Rimu is our space where the whole school gathers to come together and to create.
It is a meeting room for the whole school every morning for karakia, waiata and a talk about what is happening that day, particularly with topic work which involves giving children real-life situations and realistic problems to work together to solve.
It's also a creative space where children can create, build and act and is a play zone space for Ruma Rātā's play zone space where they create, build, problem solve and story-tell.
and come and have a look at what our school has to offer for yourself