Our Learning

Pārāwai School Values are a RECIPE for success

  • Respect / Whakaute
  • Emotional Intelligence / Whatumanawa
  • Co-operation / Mahi Ngatahi
  • Integrity / Ngākau Tapatahi
  • Perseverance / Manawanui
  • Excellence / Panekiretanga

Our Curriculum

At Pārāwai School we offer a broad and varied programme that covers the core learning areas of English and Maths with an integrated approach that includes Science, Social Sciences, Technology and the Arts. Physical Education and Health are also important aspects of the learning programme with different sports being a focus at different times of the year.

Extra-curricular learning is offered in a variety of ways. We offer Kapa Haka, Choir, Coding/Robotics, EPro8, Sports, Heritage art, Enviro group, Inter-school Sports events and Music lessons on site.

Our curriculum is flexible and makes the most of cultural events and opportunities such as Matariki, Māori, Chinese and Pasifika Language weeks, Thames Heritage week and New Zealand specific events among many others.

Our school is well recognised for our students’ sporting achievements across the many codes available. We are very well represented at all Thames and many Waikato sporting events. We regularly host Sports Energize who provide additional sporting and health lessons throughout the year.

Digital Technology

We are a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school, which means that we allow students to bring along a device that they can use at school, as well as at home, to enhance their learning.

We also supply some Chromebooks and iPads for students to use in classes, with a greater emphasis in Years 4-8.

Technology is utilised across the curriculum to support learning and not as an entertainment device. Devices are controlled and monitored using Hapara systems and teachers are trained to utilise hardware and software to extend and enrich the classroom learning programmes.

Kapa Haka

Kapa Haka is available for all students at Pārāwai School from Years 4-8. Our Kapa Haka performs for school and community events including TCDC citizenship ceremonies.