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Kaingaroa
Kaingaroa School is a small rural school near Kaitaia catering for students from Year 1 – 8. Kaingaroa School was first established in the Kaingaroa River Valley in 1873/74 (although it was known at the time as Mangatete Maori School). Over 130 years later, it is a thriving U3 full primary school with a roll of 90 students and five classrooms. Kaingaroa is set in beautiful rolling farm land on State Highway 10 half way between the glorious Doubtless Bay on the east coast and Kaitaia near the west coast. The children come predominantly from the Karikari Peninsula and from outside the current school zone.

Kaingaroa School is set on a beautiful raised site that is established with lovely gardens and extensive landscaping, well cared for ‘older’ classrooms, more recently built ‘modern’ classrooms and the recently opened multi-purpose hall/gymnasium. It is also well resourced with a large in-ground pool and 100 square metres of shade cloth over the well-equipped playground. Student art is displayed across the property and is a real feature of the physical surrounds.

Our school’s vision is for each student to achieve well, develop to their full potential, and develop a life-long love of learning. We wish to see our students become confident communicators and creative problem solvers who respect themselves, others and their environment, while developing a global outlook.
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QUALITY TEACHING

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We all remember those one or two teachers from our school days that really made a difference. They believed in us. They cared. They explained things so well. They went the extra mile. They were respected by the whole class. They had control. They created a learning culture with high expectations. They saw teaching as a privilege - not a job with lots of holidays.

You knew who the outstanding teachers were when you were a kid - you still remember them now. These are the sorts of teachers your child deserves.

At Kaingaroa School we are absolutely committed to recruiting the very best teachers and continuing to invest in their development.


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21st CENTURY LEARNING

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We are convinced that our children deserve an education that will equip them for living and working in the 21st century. We have a vision that our Kaingaroa Kids will leave after eight years with us as problem solvers, critical & creative thinkers, collaborators and confident communicators. To bring this vision about we have invested considerably in our digital learning infrastructure. We still use the tried and true approaches. The approaches and programmes that have been around for decades that we know that work. 

Why is mobile learning important to Kaingaroa School?

Mobile learning is important at Kaingaroa as the students need the opportunity to be able to use the technologies that they will be using in the future. The 21st Century workforce will be filled with people who have grown up with devices, and are used to having easy access to search engines, sharing and collaboration are the norm, and creative freedom is king. As Kaingaroa School we aim to represent a version of this too. Informal learning is happening for learners of all ages. With e-learning tools such as blogs and wikis, and social media, supporting students' informal learning (as well as formal learning) can be key to helping them become lifelong learners. 

We aim for Kaingaroa students to have access to mobile technologies that will enable critical thinking, differentiation, and problem solving. Our vision is to prepare our Kaingaroa students for a world inside our school that looks the same as the world outside the school.


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