Principal’s message

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

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.

I continue to be excited by and proud of the unique learning opportunities we offer our students. Environmental education initiatives including our bee hives; our kapa haka sessions that Hemi, Kristin and Walter take; our termly powhiri when we welcome new students, staff and their families to our school; our first language group time that Cathie leads; Mandarin language and Chinese cultural studies; and celebrating each year Race Relations Day in March, New Zealand Music Month in May, Matariki in June, the moon festival in September and then Diwali.

Please feel free to email me, call in, or make a time to meet with me if you would like to share your thoughts about how you or your child are experiencing the learning opportunities here at Te Aro.

Sue Clement

If a child is absent for non-medical reasons, please let the school know beforehand.