Paerata School - Perseverance. Achievement. Excellence.

Welcome to Paerata School Board of Trustees

Board Chair: Kuli Taumoefolau

Jim Wakelin
 Vanessa White
 Vanessa West
 Stuart Brear

Principal: Luke Thompson
 Staff Rep: Jennifer Roberts

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Charter Dashboard – Paerata School 2018

Strategic Plan


Paerata School’s vision is to support and prepare every child to be confident lifelong learners who will reach their full potential.


Our Values

The Paerata Learner will develop a sense of belonging that recognises diversity and shows:

  • Perseverance

  • Achievement 

  • Excellence

Who consider others through their kindness, friendliness and accepting differences.


Goal 1

All students access authentic and engaging learning opportunities as evidenced by their progress and achievement in relation to the New Zealand Curriculum


Goal 2

To introduce STEAM to the whole school, to create a student centred curriculum that raises engagement by making learning fun and interesting and to provide students with real-world skills acquired through cross-curricular learning.


Goal 3

To develop systems and implement programmes that will lead to improvements in student and staff well-being. By creating and sustaining a safe, positive and supportive school environment where growth, learning and success are celebrated through …

  • Wananga

  • Whanaungatanga

  • Manaakitanga

  • Tangata Whenuatanga

  • Ako

Goal 4

Raise student achievement through strengthened relationships across the school community. Whānau are engaged in and informed about their children’s achievement and progress across the curriculum. They are active partners in their children’s learning.