It is said that the footprints of Rongokako are found embedded in the sea platforms along the North Island. The students of Rongokako House have large footprints to follow. Rongokako was reputed to have had great athletic ability and dexterity who could also take long strides. We want our students to follow in his footsteps, to demonstrate our School’s Manaakitanga values.

That is: Respect for Others, Respect for Self, Respect for Learning, and My Community,  My Responsibility.

Choosing the right school for your child is a crucial decision that can shape their educational journey and character development.

At Hastings Intermediate School, we prioritize the values of mannakitanga and leadership which includes respect for others, respect for self, respect for learning, and responsibilities towards our community.

One of the houses at Hastings Intermediate is Rongokako. Our house colour is named after the renowned Te Mata o Rongokako maunga/mountain, symbolizing the rich cultural heritage we embrace.

We believe in fostering a sense of unity and cooperation among our students, where they will be welcomed into a supportive and exclusive learning environment.

Our dedicated staff and teachers are committed to providing high-quality education encouraging academic growth, and nurturing each child's unique talents in Rongokako. We strive to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere where all students feel valued and respected. 

By choosing Rongokako at Hastings Intermediate, you are giving your child the opportunity to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally in a safe nurturing environment, while installing important values that will guide them throughout intermediate.

In Rongokako House, we are willing to teach your child as many languages as possible such as Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Te Reo. Rongokako also has a science lens to help us make sense of the world around us.  

By Azaariyah, Year 8, Rongokako School Councillor

Rongokako School Ambassadors 2024​​​​​​​

Our students aim to reach and improve. They are all on different journeys and our aim is to ensure that each and every student is given the opportunity to make giant steps in their learning and maturing into responsible citizens of the future.

Rongokako School Councillors 2024