Introducing Rakaia School

Welcome to Rakaia School the gateway to Mid Canterbury. Rakaia School is set back from State Highway 1 on Dunford Street with beautiful grounds and playing area for the students. 
The school now has 203 students and 9 classrooms with a dedicated teaching staff and support staff. We have just opened our new Modern Learning Environment for Years 5-8. Please come in and see the wonderful learning opportunities for our students. 

Rakaia School continues to grow in popularity and the Roll has grown very quickly to be 200 with the largest roll being 210 in 1890 we are on the road to be a big as we have ever been. 

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School Vision statement

"Inspiring Minds, Celebrating Success".

We believe we achieve this through the values of Partnership, Quality and Respect. Our staff strive hard to encourage children to develop these values through the work they complete and the way we interact with our students.

The students at Rakaia have many opportunities to develop their talents. We take part in inter-school events and compete in many different events for the children to grow. 

We welcome any enquiries.
Please contact our Principal, Mark Ellis. principal@rakaia.school.nz