TUMUAKI – RAY BYGATE
Tena koutou katoa. Nau mai ki te kura takiwa o Akaroa.
Greetings to one and all. Welcome to the area school in the long harbour.
Akaroa Area School is a small school with strong community links and a family atmosphere. Students from Year 1 to Year 13 mix naturally and harmoniously with each other in an environment where we embrace whanaungatanga (familiness) as the foundation for akoranga (learning) where our tuakana (seniors or older siblings) mentor, support and care for our teina (juniors or younger siblings).
AS ONE – EMBRACING THE FUTURE
We are committed to catering for the needs of our students in a positive, supportive and caring learning environment. Our small class sizes and wonderful facilities help us to provide courses to suit each individual, our goal being that all our students reach their full potential and achieve personal excellence while here, and that they take with them a desire to continue learning throughout their lives.
Mo tatou, a mo ka uri a muri ake nei
For us and our children after us. (Kai Tahu)