School Charter

Our Beliefs

  • We honour the Treaty of Waitangi and Māori rights as tangata whenua
  • The learning and growth of our young people is central to all that we do
  • Our students have the right to high quality, innovative academic, social, and cultural learning opportunities and the responsibility to learn from these.
  • Our school is a place where students, whānau and staff feel safe, and are strong and secure in their own cultural base and language. We support the right of all cultures to retain and express their identity and cultural practices and will ensure that our school is responsive to that right.
  • Whānaungatanga is the basis of school organisation and practice
  • The designated-character of Kia Aroha College underpins all learning and practice
  • We will foster a climate of trust, honesty and mutual respect
  • We will develop reciprocal relationships with our community which will be of mutual benefit to families and school and which will support our young people’s learning.
  • We believe that teaching is a reflective profession. We value our teachers and our ancillary staff and will support them in their role and their professional development.

2017 Board of Trustees

Chairperson:    Julie Stewart

Secretary:    Haley Milne(Principal)

Parent Representatives:

  • Lola Topia
  • Natasha Vaaelua
  • Linda Seymour
  • Taniela Vao (elected 20 March 2015)

Staff Representative:    Allison Ripia

Welcome to our newly elected Board members.  See the Community Consultation section of this website for full by-election results.

Kia Aroha College Charter Goals

  1. To provide an environment which encourages the implementation of the school’s designated character, within a Maori and Pasifika learning environment which takes into account critical culturally responsive, critically conscious, and socially just practices
  2. To develop reciprocal relationships with the community
  3. To attract, retain and develop the highest quality staff available, who are committed to the school mission, designated character and culture.  To act at all times as a good employer.
  4. To provide an environment which is conducive to teaching and learning and which addresses the appropriate physical, cultural and emotional well-being of students and staff
  5. To provide appropriate programmes and strategies aimed at developing learning “as Maori” and “as Pasifika” for Maori and Pasifika students and their families
  6. To provide a quality curriculum programme, based upon the New Zealand Curriculumand Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, which fosters high achievement based upon recognition of each student’s needs
  7. To encourage participation in extra-curricular programmes which enhance health and fitness, stimulate creativity and foster individual and team co-operation and excellence
  8. To have a means of assessing the effectiveness of all school operations through programmed self review
  9. To ensure that the school’s financial and asset resources are managed, maintained and targeted to meet the prioritised needs of its programmes
  10. To plan for, provide, develop and maintain buildings and facilities which are attractive, appropriate to the current and future needs of the school and which are compliant with all relevant safety requirements
  11. To fully comply with all relevant regulatory and legislative requirements as they relate to the school’s operations and board activities
  12. To effectively market the school to its potential student sources in order to gain maximum utilisation of its facilities and resources