Kia ora… Welcome to Takitimu house. We are a house of approximately 90 students and three teachers. Miss Andersen, Mrs Fleming and Miss Janssen. Mr Danes also supports our house. We also have two lovely teacher aides, Mrs. Barker and Mr Sheardown. We are a team of motivated, industrious learners!
Why Is Takitimu The Best?
The students in Takitimu 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. Takitimu 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 Takitimu?
In Takitimu we use all of the Manaakitanga values. Respect for self, others, learning and my community/my responsibility. We use these values not only in Takitimu 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. Takitimu 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.
Extension Maths And Literacy
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Takitimu toku whanau kura
Ko kowhai te tae
He taonga a Takitimu, he waka matauranga
He akonga matau
Ko Takitimu ahau
Takitimu House is named after the Takitimu Waka, an important waka to our local iwi. The Takitimu waka is known as Te Waka Tapu O Takitimu, the sacred canoe Takitimu. 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.
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