Raureka School - Strive to Achieve - through excellence, respect and curiosity - Tohea - To Strive

Welcome to Raureka School

Welcome, Tena Koe, Talofa, Kia Orana

Raureka School is a contributing primary school meeting the needs of about 300 children from new entrant to year 6.

Situated in the western side of Hastings, Raureka is a decile 2 school.

It is a proud school, which combines the traditions of its nearly 100 years with the confidence to face future challenges.

We value the richness and diverse nature of our multi cultural community, as well as integrity, teamwork, respect, initiative, honesty and excellence.

Raureka is committed to equipping students with the key competencies to achieve high personal standards and learners for life who contribute positively to society.

"The children at Raureka School will be expected to STRIVE to uphold the core values of RESPECT (self respect, mana, integrity, respect for others, respect for their community, respect for property and respect for the environment) EXCELLENCE (academic, sporting, cultural, leadership) and CURIOSITY (questioning, innovative, inquiry, enterprise)"

Our staff are enthusiastic forward thinkers who strive to meet the individual needs of their students. They motivate students to achieve their best and fulfill their potential. Raureka teachers use Best Practice theory to actively engage children in their learning.

Students take responsibility for their learning and become secure in who they are. They have fun at school with regular good behaviour rewards, crazy costume days, lots of sporting opportunities, optimist yachting, carnival, camp, kapahaka, te reo and the use of our fantastic swimming pools.

Raureka Children benefit from low class numbers, excellent support staff, extension classes and ESOL programmes, along with dedicated highly skilled teachers.

We endeavour to work closely with parents. A strong home-school partnership with two way communication supports your child's development and progress. Parents' presence in the school and their contribution to school life and their child's education is a fundamental aspect of school life.

Greg Riceman
PRINCIPAL