Kia Ora and welcome to our Totara Grove School website.
Totara Grove School is a primary school with fourteen classes of students from Years 0-6. We are situated between the suburbs of Kamo and Tikipunga in Whangarei. The neighbouring, Totara Parklands subdivision is growing rapidly, providing the area with an identity of our own. The subdivision borders us on two sides, adding an exciting new dimension to our vibrant, well-established school.
A sense of whanau and community is a strength of our school. We provide a nurturing, supportive learning environment, empowering and encouraging our students to develop self-management skills and take responsibility for their own learning.
Our school motto “Tupu Tahi – Growing Together” has been expanded to become our vision and mission – “Tupu Tahi – Growing Together Standing Strong Reaching High.” Our goal is for students leaving the school to be confident, resilient, intelligent leaders and contributors to society who are achieving their potential academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Students and staff demonstrate attitudes, behaviour and competencies that reflect the school values and guiding principles – Ngᾱ Mᾱtᾱpono -Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Ako and Tῡ Rangatira. Students are encouraged to look after each other and to be respectful, responsible and safe in their learning and actions.
Teachers are responsive to the needs of each individual and design learning experiences that are both meaningful and motivating. We have high expectations and high aspirations for all students.
We care about each child, and each family, and we enjoy working in partnership with families to achieve positive outcomes.
“What’s best for the child” is at the heart of all we do.
Our school whakatauki –
He aha te mea nui o te ao?
Ko te tamaiti, tona whanau, tona ao.
What is the most important thing in this world?
The child, their family, their world.
We look forward to working with you to ensure your time at Totara Grove School is full of learning, opportunity, fun and great times together.