Additional Information

Learning Opportunities Offered at Ratapiko School

Sessions for Four and a Half Year Old's.

  • We offer transition opportunities for two terms leading up to the child's fifth birthday. They visit for different parts of the day so they can see what happens at Ratapiko School. Our aim is to build relationships and an understanding of how the classroom works so the first day at school is more familiar to the child.

Curriculum afternoons

  • We are utilising the afternoon slots to immerse ourselves in the wider curriculum areas. Monday - Theme unit focus, Tuesdays - Music: learning an instrument (ukulele, guitar and percussion) or creating music, Wednesday - Tikanga Maori (Te Reo Maori and Kapa Haka), Thursday - Discovery and Friday - Sport.

Puke Ariki Mobile Classroom

  • This visits the school every fortnight. The students are encouraged to have their own library card so they can issue and return their own library books.


  • All year seven and eight students attend classes at Inglewood High School once a week for this. A free bus is provided for students to attend.


  • The students have the opportunity to participate in swimming, rippa rugby, soccer, cross-country running and athletics with and against students from other schools within the Kāhui Ako Inglewood Cluster.

Discovery Afternoon

  • We run a discovery afternoon which offers the children an opportunity to drive their own learning every Thursday.