Welcome to Ratapiko School

Tō tātau Whānau Kura, Tō tātau Wahi Āko, Tō tātau Mana.

Our People, Our Place, Our Pride.

Welcome to 2022!

About Us:

Ratapiko School is located 15 minutes south-east from Inglewood, Taranaki.

Ratapiko School has had two classrooms since March 2018. Tui Room has Years 1 - 3 and Kiwi Room has Year 4-8. Our school is set in pleasant rural surroundings. Currently we have 23 students with our roll continuing to increase..

At Ratapiko School the children and their learning come first. We incorporate all things that are excellent about rural schools as well as keeping up with modern educational and teaching trends. We look after each other, and are tolerant of individual differences, fostering a caring family environment where students can be themselves.

Our teaching approach is to teach each child to their individual ability levels and to design programmes that suit their individual needs. The programmes are designed to give the students an all-round education.

Parents and the community play an essential role in the everyday life of our school.

The staff are motivated, enthusiastic, professional, caring and skilled in their roles as educators.

In July of 2019 we had our Education Review Office review and received a great report. Please find the link to access our results. https://www.ero.govt.nz/review-reports/ratapiko-school-21-08-2019/


Our Core Values:

"2020 was a year of many challenges and changes, we investigated how our Vision and Values represented us. In 2021 we start the year with our new and revised Vision."

Tō tātau Whānau Kura, Tō tātau Wahi,

Tō tātau Mana.

Our People, Our Place, Our Pride.

our new values:

Māia – Confident: Being be brave, bold and capable.

Ākonga - Learner: Being active and engaged in my learning.

Manaakitanga – Caring: Being inclusive and showing respect.

Whanaungatanga – Connected: Being open to working with others.

We are looking forward to now weaving these with the NZ Curriculum Key Competencies, Principles and our own Localised Curriculum foci in 2021.

These two images are for

Kia Māia – Be Confident

These two images are for:

Kia Whanaungatanga – Be Connected




A highlight for Ratapiko School was being awarded a Taranaki Regional Council Award. We won the Education Award for: empowering students to take action to build a sustainable community.

Check out our video here sharing our mahi:

https://www.trc.govt.nz/environment/working-together/environmental-awards/award-winners/.


Athletics fun!

Our first apples 2022

Learning about our families culture