Ko te Wharepuhunga te maunga
Ko te Waikato te awa
Ko Ngāti Raukawa te iwi
Ko Ngāti Huri te hapū
Ko Pikitu te marae
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko wai au e mihi atu?
Ko Nic Mason ahau, ko te tumuaki mo tenei kura.
Nau mai, haere mai ki a Winchester School Te Kura o Te Haonui, he kura maioha, he kura manahau, he kura whakamana tamariki.
I have been at Winchester School Te Kura o Te Haonui since 2020 as Deputy Principal, I won the tumuaki position in 2022. Prior to coming here I was a teaching team leader at Russell Street School and Across School Leader in the Palmerston North East Kāhui Ako. I taught at Russell Street for ten years and prior that, I taught at Coley Street School, Foxton.
Our school vision is to be a welcoming, dynamic environment that fosters creativity and life long learning: He kura maioha, he kura manahau, he kura whakamana tamariki.
Our 4 Cs or Competencies focus on developing Confident, Creative, Connected, Communicators: Taiohi Maia, Taiohi Auaha, Taiohi Takitini, Taiohi Atamai.
Our values guide us to be the best versions of ourselves through respectful positive relationships and high expectations.
Whanaungatanga - Positive Relationships
Manaakitanga - Care and Respect
Kotahitanga - Working together
Te Puāwaitanga - Personal Growth
Te Taukiritanga - Identity
Māuitanga - Creativity, Innovation and Fun.
Winchester School Te Kura o Te Haonui offers a well-rounded education and schooling experience. Students begin their time here in a play-based atmosphere where formal learning is introduced. Students are able to experience a range of academic, digital, cultural and sporting opportunities.
Our classrooms showcase a variety of learning and a strong feature is art work which is proudly displayed around our school. We are well resourced with spacious grounds, playgrounds, turf area and gardens including a native bush area.
Perhaps the most significant aspect of our school is the strong family atmosphere that reflects the wonderful community that makes up Winchester School Te Kura o Te Haonui.
If you are considering becoming part of our school community, please make contact with us at school to learn more about what is on offer. I look forward to meeting you and your child.