What's happening at Ratapiko 2023?

We would like to thank Pauline Sutton for acting as Principal in Term 1 of this year and appreciate her time at Ratapiko.

'Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini...

My strength is not that of a single warrior but that of many...

We would like to welcome Victoria Greening-Winiata as our new Tumuaki and wish her well as she settles in to the community.Victoria, widely known as Whaea Vix joins our community from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae in Auckland. 

Ratapiko School will continue to build longlasting relationships with our community and our wider community to ensure a safe and collaborative environment for the well being of our students and their families.

What's on this year? Working towards our Green Gold Award. The tamariki will continue to  embed our current practises of sustainable garden work, predator control, recycling and environmental clean-ups and begin embedding our Rongoā work.

Ratapiko School is proud of being an EnviroSchool that focuses on creating a  healthy, peaceful and sustainable world through learning and taking action together.

We will also be doing a stock take of our environmental practises as we prepare for our Green Gold reflection and continue with our native planting with Marie.

Our goal is to take a stocktake of the projects we do and reflect and strengthen our partnerships with all stakeholders in the community to achieve our Green Gold status.

Highlights of term 2 2023...

         Trash to Fashion 

         Trash to Fashion

            Trash to Fashion



2023 Full School Year Term Dates. 

 Term 1

Tuesday 31st January - Thursday 6th April

Term 2

Monday 24th April - Friday 30th 

Term 3

Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September

Term 4

Monday 9th October - Monday 18th December