ERO Visit

We are really proud of our students, staff, parents and wider community for making our latest ERO visit a success.

Please find below the context statement and the link to reading more about our great school.

School Context

Ratapiko School is a rural school in central Taranaki. There are 23 students and nine identify as Māori on the roll. The school is currently experiencing roll growth.

The school’s vision ‘strive for excellence in all we do’ underpins the school’s aim to maximise learner achievement. There is a particular focus on achieving equitable access to learning and positive outcomes for all students, empowering them to be confident, connected and actively involved learners.

Learning priorities identified in the school values: ‘respect, responsibility, ready to learn – whakaute, takohanga, takatu, ako’ underpin outcomes for students to be:

  • actively engaged and achieve success
  • positive and to persevere
  • inquisitive, reflective and resilient
  • guardians of their environment
  • inclusive and tolerant of differences and diversity.

Leaders and teachers regularly report to the board, schoolwide information about outcomes for students in the following areas:

  • achievement for reading, writing and mathematics against The New Zealand Curriculum levels
  • progress in relation to school targets
  • attendance.

There have been changes to staffing over the past year, and new trustees elected to the board in June 2019. Staff are participating in centrally funded professional learning and development to support building teachers’ literacy capability.

The school is a member of the Inglewood Kāhui Ako.


To read the complete report visit: https://www.ero.govt.nz/review-reports/ratapiko-school-21-08-2019/