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A Message from the Principal


Naumai , haere mai,

and welcome to Rangiwaea School’s



Rangiwaea School is a full primary one teacher, decile 10, rural school. Contributing families are from the local farming area.


The school is located 35 kilometres from Taihape, its nearest centre. A native reserve surrounds the school, which includes the Turakina Valley River. Kereru abound in the area, attracted by their staple food, the kowhai tree. A large hand painted mural on the school has been painted depicting the kereru, our conservation icon. The school celebrated its centennial in 2005.


The Rangiwaea School Board of Trustees undertakes to take all reasonable steps to achieve the purpose, aims and objectives in this Charter, to take full account of the National Education Guidelines and to meet all statutory obligations. The Board, following consultation with the community, has approved this Charter.

Rangiwaea's School's curriculum will recognise the unique position of Maori, the dual heritage of New Zealand and New Zealand's cultural diversity. It will provide students with experiences and understandings in cultural traditions, language and local and national histories.



Our School Vision is to work together to provide quality education based on the Principles of the New Zealand Curriculum and our core values;



– is the ability to treat other people the way you want to be treated and to be considerate of other people, treating them with civility, courtesy and dignity.



– is the ability to be truthful, sincere and straightforward.



– is the ability to mix well with others, to be tolerant and non-judgmental, to be able to think through problems independently and to work within accepted rules of the school and classroom.



– is the ability to recover quickly from something going wrong, keep going and try again.



– is the ability to believe in yourself, to work independently, have an optimistic and positive outlook and recognize mistake making as part of authentic learning.


Motto and Mission Statement

Our School motto and mission statement is

“Strive to Succeed”.


Download our full charter here


Download our prospectus here


Yours sincerely,

Fiona Duncan

Principal, Rangiwaea School



29 April

Final Newsletter

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2016 Flyer
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December News

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2015 Pet Day

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Check out some of

our Maori Legends

Work - HERE



Written Language


This term the students have been unpacking key thinking around the 100 year Anzac centenary and this has involved creating some different written language pieces.


Click here for more info


Hunterville Speech Competition