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Password for video access: KA4321

You can download the iMoko health check consent form here.


Kapa Haka


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.

Ruawai Primary BOT Policies

Triennial Plan 2018 – 2020

Triennial Plan & Finance committee Annual calendar 2019-2021

Governance Policies

The Relationship between the board and the principal policy

The Relationship between the Chair and the principal policy

Ruawai Primary School Delegations List 2018

Curriculum (NAG 1)

NAG 1 Catering for Gifted and Talented Students

NAG 1 Classroom Release Time

NAG 1 Curriculum Delivery

NAG 1 Treaty of Waitangi Policy

Self Review (NAG 2)

NAG 2 Reporting to Parents 

NAG 2 Self Review 

Personnel (NAG 3)

NAG 3 Allocation of units policy 

NAG 3 Appointments policy 

NAG 3 Complaints Policy

NAG 3 Equal Employment Opportunities policy 

NAG 3 Personnel Policy 

NAG 3 Principals appraisal policy 

NAG 3 Staff performance appraisal policy 

Finance & Property (NAG 4)

NAG 4 Asset Protection Policy 2018

NAG 4 Finance Committee Annual Calendar 2018

NAG 4 Financial Condition Policy 2018

NAG 4 Financial Planning Policy 2018

Health & Safety (NAG 5)

NAG 5 Abuse allegations against staff 

NAG 5 Animal welfare policy updated

NAG 5 Child protection policy 

NAG 5 Health and Safety 

Compliance (NAG 6)

NAG 6 Police Vetting Policy

NAG 6 Privacy Policy

NAG 6 Protected Disclosure

NAG 6 Protection and sharing of intellectual property (creative commons)

NAG 6 Stand-Downs, suspensions, exclusions, expulsions



Our School

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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 belowRuawai Aspirational Profile_A4 poster


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



Effective Teaching Booklet – Ministry of Education

How well is my child doing? Page 1

How well is my child doing? Page 2

The following documents are a guide to how you can help at home with supporting your child’s learning:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6



Click on the logo to go to your Maths-Whizz account.

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…