Please follow this link to watch a video that introduces iMoko – an innovative approach to health care, with Dr Lance O’Sullivan.
Password for video access: KA4321
You can download the iMoko health check consent form here.
Here is a copy of our 2016 Annual Report.
The Ruawai Primary kapa haka rōpū has almost 30 learners ranging from Years 1 to Year 6. We are most fortunate to have Whaea Danielle as our tutor. She has the ability to get the absolute best from our learners through her positive attitude and the enjoyment that she provides to every Wednesday afternoon session between 2.15 am and 3.00pm. We are delighted to have whānau come along and attend the weekly whole school waiata and kapa haka sessions in the hall, where you can join in and learn the waiata which the learners are doing. Come along when you are able.
Triennial Plan 2018 – 2020
Triennial Plan & Finance committee Annual calendar 2019-2021
Curriculum (NAG 1)
Self Review (NAG 2)
Personnel (NAG 3)
Finance & Property (NAG 4)
Health & Safety (NAG 5)
Compliance (NAG 6)
Ruawai Primary School is situated on the banks of the mighty Northern Wairoa River at the doorstep to the southern hemisphere’s largest harbour, the Kaipara. Ruawai is in the centre of New Zealands Kumara capital.
The children of Ruawai Primary – full of dreams and aspirations start their school journey here.
The learning journey is special to all within our community. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the children of our school happily enjoying their day to day challenges and celebrating their successes.
Ruawai Primary continues to strive for success and excellence in all areas of the schools curriculum, making it an exciting and wonderful place to be.
We are focused on nuturing children’s enjoyment of life and learning. We have a broad curriculum that includes the arts, sport, science and a strong focus on literacy and numeracy. We have a Club’s programme once a week that covers a variety of curriculum areas and further provides opportunities to nurture children’s passions and talents. Inquiry Learning has a firm place in our school curriculum contributing to the development of self directed and self managing students.
We aim to be responsive to each child’s learning needs and aspirations.
Due to the removal of National Standards, we are currently reviewing our reporting procedures. Two formal reports will still be sent home to report a child’s progress and achievement in Reading, Writing, Maths and other learning areas. We are currently exploring how to create a report that focuses more on the progress that your child is making in all curriculum areas, as well as the Learning Capabilities from our Vision below
Reporting against National Standards:
We are required to report on children’s progress against National Standards, twice a year. Up to the end of Year 3, children receive regular reports that are based on how long they have been at school. This means that reports are being completed every month in the junior school, so your child may not get a report at the same time as other children in the class. If you are unsure when your child is due for their next report, please ask their classroom teacher. From Year 4 – 6, reports are sent home in June/July and December.
In Years 0-3, you can expect a report on your child’s progress at the following times:
(note: 40 weeks = 1 year of schooling)
After 20 weeks of schooling
After 40 weeks of schooling
After 60 weeks of schooling
After 80 weeks of schooling
After 100 weeks of schooling
After 120 weeks of schooling
Your child’s first report of the year (either progress or anniversary) will be supported with a 20 minute three-way conference.
Progress Reports are completed at 20 weeks (5.5years), 60 weeks (6.5years), 100 weeks (7.5years), or if your child is Year 4 or older they will receive a mid-year report in June/July.
Anniversary Reports are completed at 40 weeks (6 years), 80 weeks (7 years), 120 weeks (8 years), or if your child is Year 4 or older they will receive a end of year report in December.
Please click on the following link to see our ‘Expected Levels of Achievement’ rubric which assists teachers in making their overall teacher judgments (OTJ) in relation to national standards
The following documents are a guide to how you can help at home with supporting your child’s learning:
What is Maths Whizz?
Maths-Whizz is an online virtual maths tutor that caters to our students’ unique level of learning – helping them reach their true potential and preparing them for success in school. As an alternative to a private tutor, it is designed to simulate the behaviour of a human tutor. It delivers the ideal lesson to progress our students’ learning ability. That’s why Maths-Whizz is the multi-award-winning, industry leading online maths tutor.
Watch this video for a detailed overview…