New School Named, welcome ‘Tarawera High School’

Date published: November 9, 2012 at 7:38 am | Comments

Tarawera High School Phone Number: 073236553

Since being appointed on the 27th August Helen Tuhoro has hit the ground running with no day, night or weekend free from tasks to get the new school open in January 2013.

Priority for her in the first weeks of the job was to talk with those most affected by the change; students, staff and parents in each of the Kawerau Schools. Survey sheets on name, colours, uniform and safety concerns were completed by students of all year levels, parents of students and the wider community and girls at the Teen Parent Unit gave their views as to what was needed for them and their children.

A prospectus has been put together by the Principal; describing the new schools mission statement, programmes of pastoral care and offering parents the opportunity to enrol their child, with enrolments now partially completed for those students currently attending local schools. Any parent still wishing to enrol can do so on 19th November at Kawerau College from 9- 2pm. If you are unable to make this time and would still like to enrol please phone 323 3927.

The Senior Management Team of TARAWERA HIGH SCHOOL -the new schools name reached after many rounds of community consultation and public voting, have now moved into the recruitment process including advertising for a Senior Manager, Curriculum Leaders, and Teachers. Positions for Administrative and Grounds staff and cleaners are being advertised in local papers and on Trade Me over the coming month.

We are now another step closer to finalising the Logo design and the new school uniform has been developed using colours from both the closing schools with a combination of Blue and Gold. In-coming students who will be foundation pupils in 2013 have been fitted for a free new uniform kit and current students of Kawerau College will also be able to get a free new uniform by means of a voucher to Postie Plus the new supplier.

The Senior Management Team have recently visited Modern Learning Environment schools in Auckland with RTA, the Architectural Designers to further develop the temporary accommodation plan that will be part of the transition for students into new learning accommodation. The Establishment Board of Trustees has established a local Trades database so as to generate opportunities for locals to obtain work. Priority of Health and safety for all our students from day 1 has seen the EBOT discuss with the Ministry of Education Building consultant the fencing of the Tarawera River and the felling of several trees on the current College site.

Source: Kawerau Enterprise Angency