The school is staffed by a Teaching Principal and two part time teachers, one is MOE funded and the other is Board funded. There is also part time staff of caretakers and a cleaner. Our teachers aim to deliver an exciting, engaging and challenging programme with an emphasis on literacy, numeracy and inquiry learning. Teachers at Tapora School are passionate and enthusiastic about teaching and learning while, through our local school curriculum delivery framework, our learners are motivated and self-managed.
We offer something different for children and their families at Tapora School. We believe that “small is good” in that we offer smaller class sizes, a high student/IT ratio and a strong tuakana/teina culture in which our senior students are always looking out for our younger students and everyone knows and cares about each other. As a school, we welcome and embrace community involvement and engagement. Parents and members of the wider community are always welcome and regularly give their time, skills and expertise to enrich our school environment and the learning that goes on here.
Tapora School has a strong commitment to staff and students having access to and the use of computer and digital technology to support teaching and learning. We aim for our students to respect both themselves and others, take responsibility for their own learning and their actions and have the willingness and confidence to pursue their dreams with integrity and a generosity of spirit.