School Vision

Our students will develop a lifelong love of learning and have the skills that enable them to confidently and competently paddle their own waka.

Mission Statement
The mission for Riwaka School is to develop the child's full potential so that each is happy and confident in their abilities, are caring and tolerant toward others and are able to lead full lives in an ever changing global and technological world.

Riwaka School students recognize the following values as the schools 4 R's:

  • respect for ourselves
  • respect for others
  • respect for property
  • respect for the environment

Core Beliefs
We believe that learners are at the centre of all we do at Riwaka School.

 We believe that apart from relationship skills and an understanding of what promotes health and well being, the future will demand people who are flexible, adaptable, able to cope with rapid change and work at assimilating new skills to solve existing and new problems.

In light of this we encourage our students to be:

  • problem solvers
  • creative thinkers
  • innovators and
  • self-managers

We believe in excellence through continuous improvement of school practice.

We acknowledge our students belong to the Digital Generation and resources and programmes will be provided to cater for this.

We believe respect, social skills, responsibility and trust are essential for children to become effective and adaptable citizens.

We want our students to be proud of their school, their achievements and those of others.