Welcome to Te Kuiti High School
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff, I would like to welcome all new students, parents and guardians to Te Kuiti High School. I hope that your association with the high school will be a pleasant and successful one.
This website will assist you in understanding how the school works, and how your children can be helped to achieve a worthwhile education.
Te Kuiti High School prides itself on providing a safe and caring environment where staff and students work together toward common goals.
A quality education can only be achieved through a partnership between parents, students and teachers, and therefore we encourage parental involvement in the education of their children.
We are a community, co-educational school with high expectations and standards.
We encourage students to learn, to work hard, to try new things and to develop leadership so they leave
Te Kuiti High School as mature, self-reliant, thoughtful young people.
Mr Thomas Tumai, Principal
Always prepared to meet challenges through participation, positivity and passion.
We give our students opportunities to strive for excellence, through learning to learn.
We have respect for ourselves and others.
Relationships - community, understanding individual differences, role modeling, co-operation, fairness, trust, integrity.
Expectations - striving for excellence, encouraging others, innovative, accountable, honesty.
Self Reliant - self motivating, self managing, learning to learn.
Participation - being involved in school life.
Environment - awareness and care of our surroundings.
Communication - positive, sharing knowledge, views freely expressed and heard.
Thinking - being creative, reflective, evaluating ideas.
Te Kuiti High School is a PB4L school. The philosophy behind this Ministry of Education initiative is ‘to help parents, whanau, teachers and schools address problem behaviour, improve children’s wellbeing and increase educational achievement. By strengthening relationships and creating more positive home and school environments we remove barriers to engagement and improve students’ chances to achieve at school and beyond.’
Te Kuiti High School is a state secondary co-ed school situated in the heart of the King Country also known as the Waitomo District. Affiliated and supported by Maniapoto iwi, the school was founded in 1955.
These are generally discussed at pre-enrolment. Senior Management are always available to answer questions of any school related nature. Student services include a social worker, doctor, nurse and counselling.
We are fortunate to have staff members who have a passion for a range of sports. With parental support, students are successfully engaged in sport and cultural activity throughout the year. Parental support is always appreciated.
Communication is key to keeping up to date with what is happening at our school. The notice board will be your first port of call for a range of information. This may include activities students were involved within or outside of school.
The single most significant factor in educational success is support and encouragement from home.
Co-operation between home and school is vital and the High School stresses the importance of communication between staff and parents or caregivers.
Parents are welcome at the school and we are pleased to meet with anyone regarding their child's welfare and progress.
Phoning for an appointment will ensure that the person you wish to see is available.
Parents are encouraged to attend report and careers evenings, and any other meetings which are appropriate for parents and students.
We are always in need of coaches, managers, and support for our school teams.
Parents are encouraged to attend sports days, major productions, performances and evening meetings.
The Home and School Association provides an important service in fostering co-operation between staff and parents for the betterment of students' education.
Approximately six general meetings are held each year. All parents are invited to become members. Parents may also stand for election to our Board of Trustees.
We encourage parents to support our students in what they do and appreciate feedback on how we are doing.
Newsletters are sent home every Thursday and available on this site. These often contain important notices and information for parents and caregivers. Please ask to see the copy that your child brings home.
Parents can help by supporting our fund raising ventures, as these are important to help us provide equipment and amenities for our students.
The school requires students to conduct themselves in such a way as to bring credit on themselves, their families and the High School.
Board of Trustees
The Te Kuiti High School Board of Trustees are:
Mrs Robyn Lindstrom (Chairperson)
Miss Christine Mans (Deputy Chairperson)
Mrs Hilary Karaitiana
Ms Jo Randle
Mr Andy Mapesone
Mr Thomas Tumai (Principal)
Mr Romano Manuel (Staff Representative)
Mr Justez Howe (Student Representative)
Contact with the board can be made with the Board of of Trustees Secretary; Miss Lee Taylor - firstname.lastname@example.org