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.
‘To develop young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners, who know their cultural identity’
‘Kia pono ki to mahi, kia whai hua ai’
Leadership Team – Rehua Mihaka DP, Lorraine Northey Principal and Miriata Oranje AP
Whangamarino School Staff – 2023
Principal: Whaea Lorraine Northey
Deputy Principal: Matua Rehua Mihaka
Assistant Principal: Whaea Miriata Oranje
Auraki – Mainstream
Whaea Miriata Oranje
Whaea Jazmin Elkington
Whaea Tracy Bishop
Whaea Hana Mason (Reading Recovery Teacher)
Rumaki – Full Immersion
Matua Rehua Mihaka
Whaea Teina Mear (On Study Leave in 2023)
Whaea Kezia Smith
Whaea Rangi Te Kanawa Thompson
Whaea Hariata Tapiata
Whaea Madeline Stoneham
Whaea Denice Langendoen – Office Administrator
Whaea Amanda Hunter – Teacher Aide
Whaea Putiputi Muru – Teacher Aide
Whaea Hilary Dewes-Green – Kaiarahi i te Reo
Whaea Te Rau Aroha Mariu Smallman – Kaiarahi i te Reo
Whaea Cathrine Kingi – Kaiawhina
Whaea Matarena Hay – Kaiawhina
Whaea Maraea Robertson – Kaiawhina
Whaea Peata Mihaka – Cleaner
Matua Clinton Tawhi – Caretaker
Team Leader – Whaea Peata Mihaka
– BOT Presiding Member
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.
Our newly elected Board of Trustees in 2022 are:
Carol Haimona (BOT Presiding Member), Tiare Teepa, Marama Renata, Wikitari Hill, Te Mahitahi Parata and 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