Kia ora… Welcome to Tākitimu house, 2019. We are a house of approximately 90 students and three teachers. Whaea Katrina, Whaea Rachael, and Ms. Andersen. We also have two lovely teacher aids, Whaea Sydney and Mrs. Barker. We are a team of motivated, industrious learners!

Why Is Takitimu The Best?

The students in Tākitimu house are a whanau and we support one another in everything. We strive to do our best. When we have challenges we need to face, we do it with a positive attitude. Tākitimu students always push themselves in learning and snatch opportunities with positive minds. We use our Manaakitanga values, and we treat our peers with respect.

What Values Are Important For Tākitimu?

In Tākitimu we use all of the Manaakitanga values. Respect for self, others, learning and my community/my responsibility. We use these values not only in Tākitimu house but throughout the school and the community. It is important that we use our learner agency. Learner agency is using your initiative, resilience, thinking for yourself, and learning like a jungle tiger. Tākitimu kids are upstanders, not bystanders! We help others when they’re in need. We reach for our goals and dreams. We stretch ourselves and our mindsets. We flow well with each other and we do our best in all parts of school life.

What we participate in:

There are also a LOT of students who have involved themselves in extracurricular interests and have pushed themselves to get out of their comfort zone and take risks! Below are a couple of our extracurricular activities we are involved in.

  • Drama Club

  • Robotics

  • Pasifika

  • Choir

  • Netball

  • Canoe Polo

  • Kapa Haka 

  • Extension Maths And Literacy

  • Meeting Of The Minds ~ Science

  • Art Club

  • Football

  • Basketball

  • Sports Academy

  • Epro8

  • Dance Club

Ko Tākitimu te waka

Ko Tākitimu toku whanau kura

Ko kowhai te tae

He taonga a Tākitimu, he waka matauranga

He akonga matau

Ko Tākitimu ahau

Tākitimu House is named after the Tākitimu Waka, an important waka to our local iwi. The Tākitimu waka is known as Te Waka Tapu O Tākitimu, the sacred canoe Tākitimu. To us, it symbolises the importance of paddling together as one. We believe that being healthy, connected, and supporting wellbeing matters. Relationships are at the heart of our learning and we encourage students to be supportive, respectful and reciprocal.