Te Kura O Awa | River School enables tamariki to engage in a range of rich learning experiences, developing an authentic sense of place and belonging. With our unique learning environment and kaitiakitanga being at the heart of what we do, tamariki are immersed in 'hands-on' outdoor learning experiences fostering the values of Tikanga Māori, exploration, problem solving, discovery, collaboration, environmental education and action.
We use it to connect with our wellbeing and interact with our taiao (natural surroundings).
Our local curriculum is developed with Pūriri learners placed at the centre, and their hauora is nurtured and strengthened through the Te Whare Tapa Whā Model.
Our programme engages passion, and empowers lifelong learners to make change and inspire the future.
So much can be learnt through and in nature and we love that we have this amazing resource near by!