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Week 10 Term 3 2017

End of Term newsletter! Get all the info you need going into term 4. Term 4 is proving to be a busy one so you will not want to miss out.

Post Date: 05th Oct, 2017

Week 9a Term 3 2017

It has been a very busy term and next term is much of the same. Please read for important info on Camp as well as Pet Day. Further info on this will come out next week. Thanks to all those who came to the Open day and remember there is no Term assembly this term.

Post Date: 22nd Sep, 2017

Week 8 Term 3 2017

Thanks again to our helpers on Saturday's working bee. Open day this Wednesday so hope to see you then. School photos on Tuesday and uniform available to purchase.

Post Date: 15th Sep, 2017

Week 6 Term 3 2017

A big list of jobs here for our working bee on Saturday the 9th of September. Hopefully we'll have a great turn out. Sausage sizzle provided but please bring a little extra for lunch.

Post Date: 04th Sep, 2017

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Principal's Letter

Ngatapa School is a vibrant, rural school with a caring and future-focused community. Just a short drive from the robust city of Gisborne, our school is set within the very picturesque Ngatapa Valley and features within it's grounds a number of student friendly discovery areas.

Our commitment to the education of our students is unquestionable with a board committed to funding small classroom sizes. The classrooms themselves are well resourced learning areas that have been updated to provide a range of breakout spaces. We are committed to integrating 21st Century technology within our learning programmes. Ensuring our students are connected learners is one of our school's strategic goals.

We are committed to adhering to the Education for Sustainability model.

Our Green-gold EnviroSchool's accreditation has been a learning journey undertaken by students, educators and community alike over a period of almost 10 years. This is a commitment that none of the current staff and community take lightly but more so embraces with an inherited sense of responsibility.

As principal I embrace the mantra: life is for living. Our students enjoy life because we endeavour to provide an environment, resources, quality learning focuses and an understanding of Whanaungatanga. We invite any queries or question you may have. Link

Ritchie Matenga