Principal’s Welcome

Tena Koutou Te Whaanau o Te Kura o Noera,
He mihi nui ki a koutou
No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

A warm and welcoming greeting to you all!

Nau te rourou, naku te rourou, ka ora nga tamariki.
With our skills and yours, we will sustain them.

Our mission statement, ‘To provide a holistic and inclusive learning environment to empower students to succeed’  is lived through the variety of learning programmes in English and Te Reo Maori, staff, agencies, community, property, equipment and resources utilised and provided.

Literacy and mathematics continue to be a priority for teaching and learning for all areas of the school which is reflected in our targets and within on-going professional development.

Some of the numerous innovative and successful learning programmes enhancing regular classroom programmes operating in our educational centre are Pause-Prompt-Praise, Rainbow Reading, Tatari-Tautoko-Tauawhi, THRASS, First Chance Reading in junior classes, Early Words and Mathletics.

Physical education and the arts are areas of strengths as seen in the increased participation in in-curriculum programmes delivered by dedicated teachers and private sports institutions such as Kelly Sports.  The strengths are highlighted by the success of our sports teams in swimming, netball, rugby, rippa, touch rugby, hockey and mini-ball, as well as outstanding cultural and performing groups such as  our kapa haka, school choir, ukulele / violin / drums, our annual production and our always popular ‘ART week’. We are a Silver Level Enviro School.

Nawton values – or as we call it Nawton ‘PRIDE’ (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Detachment and Excellence) are embedded throughout our school day, in our words and actions.

The Board of Trustees, Leadership Team, Teaching Staff, Kaiarahi I Te Reo, Learning Support Assistants / Kaiawhina, Administration Staff, Caretaker, Chaplain, SWIS Parent Line Counsellor and networks with specialists Staff- RTLB: Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour, Teacher for the Blind, Learning Support MOE: Occupational Therapist all contribute to support learning and achievement and maintain high expectations of learning and behaviour as evidenced in our recent ERO report. (See http://www.ero.govt.nz for a full report).

We are proud of our school and believe in the inherent potential and capability of our students.

Herepu te ra, Seize the day!

Rubina Charman, Principal