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Te Aro School is a vibrant and bustling learning environment where diversity is valued. I love being here! I love the school’s cultural mix, the staff team, the students and the fact that we are a hidden gem on the edge of the city. It still amazes me that so many Wellingtonians don’t even know there is a school at this end of The Terrace.

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Kia ora koutou,

I can’t believe how quickly Term 3 came and went.  Preparing for our biennial art exhibition certainly made it a busy term. I wish the staff team, students and school whanau a relaxing two week break. My hope is that we all get to enjoy some excellent spring weather.

I will be on sabbatical during Term 4. Anna and Ray will be sharing the role of acting principal. Anna will be released at the start of the week and Ray will be released from his class at the end of the week. You can contact them by leaving a message with Georgie in the office or emailing them on annam@tearo.school.nz

or rteahen@tearo.school.nz

During October, I will be completing the Springboard Trust leadership programme that I have been undertaking this year as well as further investigating successful practices and strategies that will benefit the health and wellbeing of both students and staff. As part of this focus on wellbeing I hope to explore further the connections between culturally responsive practices and student wellbeing.

I am very grateful to both the Board and the staff team for supporting me as I take this time to both read, study, talk, meet with people and visit other schools both here in New Zealand and overseas. I look forward to returning to school to share my term’s learning with the staff, the Board and the wider school whanau.

Nga mihi nui



Te Aro School is a vibrant, inclusive, multicultural full primary school with approximately 220 children from over 36 countries and a strong community presence dating back to 1854.


The School relies on strong support from our community to fundraise the funds necessary to provide our students with the best education possible.


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LOCATION: Wellington

Te Aro School in central Wellington has a roll of 212 students, encompassing 38 different ethnicities.


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We welcome all International Students to our school and look forward to providing the necessary professional educational services to your child.

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