Kia Ora, Talofa, Kiaorana, Welcome
Te Whai Hiringa is a large NE to Yr 8 school on the western edge of Flaxmere, Hastings.
Our school has a diverse roll (500-530 students) 66% Maori, 25% Pasifika, 9% European/other and is a Decile 1.
Our students come from a wide range of areas but predominately from within our zone.
Te Whai Hiringa has a large, exciting and very skilled team of Teachers, Learning Coaches and support staff. Our aim is to provide students with a safe child centred learning environment that promotes learners successfully achieving to their potential. We offer a broad 'inquiry based curriculum and have technology rich learning environment with our senior school having the use of iPads and Chromebooks on a 1-1/1-2 ratio. We have an emphasis on Literacy (reading and writing) and Numeracy (mathematics).
To support learning and special needs we have both a SWIS ( Social Worker in School) and SENCO ( Special Education Needs) Co-ordinators. We are a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning), "Incredible Years' and Restorative Practice school. To read more about PB4L in Schools click here.
Students at Te Whai Hiringa participate and are very successful in a huge range and variety of interschool and cultural events. Including: Kapa Haka, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Ki O Rahi, Volleyball, Swimming, Triathlon, Tabloids, Chess, Mathletics, Technology Challenges. We employ Te Reo, Tikanga and Taiaha teacher specialists to provide students with opportunities to develop the abilities to participate fully in a bicultutal community. We cater to our Intermediate School by providing a Technology partnership with Flaxmere College to experience subjects such as music, wood tech, cooking, Maori visual arts, whakairo (carving) and mau rakau (use of taiaha).
We are also a Teacher Training 'partnership school' with EIT Hawkes Bay.
Te Whai Hiringa is a Cohort Entry school which means children can either start at the beginning of a Term if they are already five years old or the next entry date for children who turn five after this date is Week six of the Term.