Aroha

Student Voice

Whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa.  Me pai tōku ahua ki ngā tāngata, Awhi ngā tamariki kaore i te mohio ki te reo Māori.  Tiaki tetahi ki tetahi.  Awhiawhi i tētahi i te wā kei te pukuriri, kei te mamae ki te pouri rānei.

Aroha is about treating each other with aroha, care about each other, always use kind words, work with others and make sure they are alright  and put others before myself.

Our Vision

‘To develop young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners, who know their cultural identity’

Our Motto

‘Kia pono ki to mahi, kia whai hua ai’

Our Team

Assistant Principal
Miriata Oranje

Deputy Principal
Rehua Mihaka

Whangamarino School Staff – 2022

Principal: Whaea Lorraine Northey
Deputy Principal: Matua Rehua Mihaka
Assistant Principal: Whaea Miriata Oranje

Auraki – Mainstream
Whaea Miriata Oranje
Whaea Tiria Haylock
Whaea Tracy Bishop
Whaea Gaylene Jeffrey

Rumaki – Full Immersion
Matua Rehua Mihaka
Whaea Teina Mear
Whaea Rangi Te Kanawa Thompson
Whaea Hariata Tapiata
Whaea Madeline Stoneham
Whaea Mikaela Waimotu

Support Staff
Whaea Denice Langendoen – Office Administrator
Whaea Amanda Hunter – Teacher Aide
Whaea Catherine Kingi – Teacher Aide
Whaea Hilary Dewes-Green – Teacher Aide
Matua Te Tai Cooper – Teacher Aide
Whaea Matarena Hay – Teacher Aide
Whaea Putiputi Muru – Teacher Aide
Matua Harry Mihaka – Caretaker
Whaea Peata Mihaka – Cleaner
Matua William Kingi – Van Driver

Libelle Staff
Team Leader – Whaea Peata Mihaka

BOT Chairperson
Glenda Gates

Board of Trustees

Our school is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is elected every three years. Their role is to establish, implement and review school policy, within Government guidelines.
Glenda Gates (Chairperson), Mariana Te Kanawa, Rose Te Whau (Staff Rep), Carol Haimona, Chris Boschier (Sec), Lorraine Northey (Principal).

The Board of Trustees meets twice a term at the school for hui.

“Since the previous ERO review in 2016, the board chairperson continues in her role and some other trustees are new. A new principal was appointed in Term 3 2018. The previous ERO review identified important aspects of school operations that required improvement. As a result, significant work has been done to address these aspects and the roll has continued to grow.”

– ERO Review June 2019