Tapora School is a nurturing learning community, on the idyllic Okahukura Peninsula in the Kaipara Harbour area. Our healthy rural environment stimulates children both physically and academically, from New Entrant to Year 8. We prepare our students for the 21st century, to think critically, inquire and be creative. We enjoy all the benefits of rural living and the best of innovative teaching and learning through IT, inquiry and personalised authentic learning opportunities. We offer small class sizes and a 1:1 computer to student ratio. Classrooms are equipped with ipads, computers and interactive whiteboards. Our values based education enables our children to take their place in the world as positive and caring citizens, with a vision for their future. We pride ourselves on working in partnership with our school community, to provide quality education in a caring and stimulating environment.
We welcome parents into the school. We urge you to take a keen interest in what your children are doing here. Come and watch what happens in the classroom. We would love to see you. Talk to the teachers and have a look in your child’s books. We welcome your suggestions for improvements to our programmes and activities. If problems or doubts arise, please do not hesitate to contact the school immediately.
If you would like to be a parent volunteer – coach a sports team, teach a craft, hear children read, help them with story writing, play learning games with them, hear their spelling words, sort out our library and boxes of readers – we are always keen to have more of you involved with the everyday happenings in our school.
If you would like to help out our Friends of the School (FOTS) committee, we would love your help. We have a keen and enthusiastic bunch of parents and community members who have organised some wonderful events – both social and fundraising, but more heads mean more ideas – more hands mean more help for events. It’s a great way to get to know other parents and help out at the school at the same time.
This is your school – yours and your children’s. It is here for all of the community. Please feel free to use it.