Kia ora koutou,
Ka nui te mihi, ka nui te aroha ki a koutou e te whānau. Nau mai, haere mai ki tō tātou kura Katorika, ko Pihopa Edward Gaines.
Ko Pirongia te maunga
Ko Waikato te awa iti
Ko Aurora te waka
Ko Ryan te iwi
Ko Hall te hapu
Ko Bishop Edward Gaines te kura
Ko Hall toku whanau
Ko Michael toku papa
Ko Catherine toku mama
Ko Bernadette toku ingoa
We are a small, special character school catering for learners in Years 1-8. All learners are encouraged to be confident and active participants in their learning, to be effective communicators and to strive for excellence, while getting to know and love God.
We believe strongly in the philosophy of hauora, where our learning programmes are designed to nurture each aspect of our learner’s intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions: Taha Hinengaro ~ Taha Tinana ~ Taha Whānau ~ Taha Wairua.
Our school is a whanau - a family. Our teachers are dedicated educators, with a passion for building learning focused relationships with each learner and their families. We aim to give our learners the tools they require to be active participants and contributors in their own learning. Our staff promote a positive and inclusive learning environment and parents are actively encouraged to participate and contribute to the life of the school.
We offer a rigorous curriculum, centred on the core learning areas of Literacy, Numeracy and Religious Education. Our learners are given many opportunities to extend themselves through the exciting and challenging learning programmes on offer.
We look forward to welcoming your family into our school whanau where together we can work with and support your child in developing a life-long love of learning and success.
On behalf of our supportive board of trustees, PTA, and staff, I extend a warm welcome to you all.
Ma te Atua e manaaki,