Inspiring Minds, Celebrating Success

Welcome to

RAKAIA SCHOOL

Principal’s Welcome

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 180 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.

Our Vision

Inspiring Minds, Celebrating Success

We believe we achieve this through the values of Partnership, Quality and Respect. Our staff strive hard to encouragechildren 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 competein many different events for the children to grow.

Our Values

Our Values

The Inspirational Choice

“Inspiring Minds, Celebrating Success”.

We believe we achieve this through the values of Whanaungatanga (Partnership), Tino Pai Rawa (Quality) and Manaakitanga (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 other development for all students is the challenge to “Be Better” Kia Kaha Ano!

In students speak we say to the children

Partnership – We work together!

Quality – We do our best!

Respect – We use our manners!

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

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School Charter

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Financial Report

School Charter

Latest ERO Report

Financial Report

Whats happening at Rakaia School?

Latest Notifications

Art Display this evening 5.7pm BBQ sausage included with your visit.

Thu Sep 29 12:56pm

We would love to see you all this evening. Starting at 5pm and running until 7pm. Come and see the wonderful Art work and enjoy time together at school. 

Athletics – help required

Tue Aug 30 03:38pm

Are you available for athletics day to help with any events. Please call the office and leave your name and preferred event. It is the first week back on Wednesday October 19th. All day. We appreciate the offer in advance so we can man all the events and make sure the day runs smoothly.



regards Staff

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE

Mon Aug 29 09:24am

 


 


IT’S NEARLY SPRING AND YOURS KIDS MIGHT NEED MORE UNIFORM


This Friday the 2nd of September we will be holding a second hand uniform sale, in front of the sports shed from 2.45 until 3.15pm.


Cash and eftpos available and good swaps are welcomed too.


Donations are always welcome and can be left at the school office if you are unable to come to the sale.


Thank you


Clare Stewart (0274190020) and Nicola Vercoe

School Closes at 1pm today

Tue Aug 23 11:39am

Reminder : School shuts at 1pm today for professional development. This is reminder number 3. Thank you for your understanding. 

Power

Tue Aug 02 10:44am

Power off again. Grrrrrrr. EA networks cannot give us a time so we are back to old school teaching at the moment. We are doing our best and assessing a dynamic situation but will aim to continue through the day. I am trying to talk with the MOE about their advice. Please be patient and thank you for your support.
Mark

No power

Tue Aug 02 09:24am

No power! If you can delay at home then please do so. We will look after those who come to school but we have no heating and will stay in touch about any closure that may need to happen. Sorry team, out of our control.

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE

Mon Aug 01 04:28pm

 


 


FIRST SALE FOR THE TERM….


This Friday the 5th of August we will be holding a second hand uniform sale, in front of the sports shed from 2.45 until 3.15pm.


Cash and eftpos available and good swaps are welcomed too.


Donations are always welcome and can be left at the school office if you are unable to come to the sale.


Thank you


Clare Stewart (0274190020) and Nicola Vercoe

Term 3 week 1 Newsletter

Mon Jul 25 01:28pm

 



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A message from RS School Support Group

Mon Jul 25 10:29am

Welcome to term 3, this term on Friday’s we will be having American Hot Dogs which are $3 each, so you can either fill in the form that will come home, or just get your money to the school office preferably by THURSDAY so we know how many to prepare.
 
WE NEED YOU – helpers for Friday lunchtimes to cook and distribute the hot dogs so if you can help please put a message on the ssg face book page or let Lara in the office know that you can help and what dates suit, it would be for about 1.5 hrs.
 
We do have a few people who have forgotten to put the money through to the SSG account for last terms sausages, if you think this is you can you please check and put you payment through 🙂
 
Kia ora for your support
Rakaia School Support



 

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