Phone: 09-299 9349
39 Takanini School Rd,
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Greetings, Kia Ora, Malo e le lei, Kia Orana, Fakalofa atu, Talofa Lava.
Takanini is a co-educational school currently catering for 400 plus children in their first eight years of schooling. The school has a growing roll so an enrolment zone is in place to prevent overcrowding.
Teachers strive to develop an environment where children are secure, happy, and where they are motivated to give their best. Our goal is that all children will work towards attaining their full potential and achieving personal excellence.
We have a commitment to providing quality programmes of learning, and strive to ensure the physical facilities and resources are of a high standard. Since 2002 a new library and ICT suite have been built. The Junior block has been remodelled and a new multipurpose space, netball courts, school hall, and car parking completed. At the beginning of 2011 a new two-storey classroom block was opened to cater for our growing roll. We also have two new adventure playgrounds and a fitness trail. We want the best learning environment for our children.
In the first five years of school it is imperative that students develop a sound base in Engish and Mathematics. By the end of year six our goal is that children have become independent writers and spellers, reading close to or better than their chronological age, and be working on stage 6 numeracy. Students in years seven and eight will focus on applying and extending knowledge, attitudes, and skills in all of the National Curriculum areas and be well prepared for secondary school. These intermediate students have a specialised programme of learning including a technicraft component undertaken at Greenmeadows Intermediate.
Parental support and co-operation are important in achieving the best learning opportunities for our children. We encourage parental involvement and open communication between home and school. The education ot our children is most effective when it is a partnership.