Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Kura Whaanui
o Patea. Haere mai ki tenei rohe o Ngati Ruanui, o Nga Rauru
A Message From Our Principal
Atawhaitia nga kohungahunga, ko ratou nga taiohi
Nurture the young for they are the future ï¿½
This is a real responsibility placed upon staff at Patea
Area School; that it is up to us to prepare our young people to make
the most of their lives now and in the future. There can be no excuse
for lack of achievement. We must continually find ways of motivating
students in their learning. Our school vision statement, Each ONE
Counts! calls us to be accountable for each of our students.
Patea Area School is a small school able to respond to the needs of students. We believe in differentiated teaching, which means we recognize the various needs of each student. We do the very best we can to meet those needs.
Teaching today continues to be rewarding and fulfilling for teachers. It is also very challenging, and we must be prepared for those challenges. On the rare occasion we admit that despite our best efforts we are unable to achieve the outcomes we want for students.
Gaining NCEA qualifications enables students to see themselves as successful learners. This view leads to confidence and self belief, valuable attributes for any young person making their way in the big world that is theirs. Each senior student is encouraged to participate fully in their learning programmes and to complete assessment tasks to the best of their ability within given timeframes.
There are many examples, recent and in the early days of Patea High School, of people who have achieved success at school and have gone on to lead successful and meaningful lives. That is what we want for every child at Patea Area School ; that they are well equipped with academic, personal and life skills that result in happy and successful lives.
In Patea our maunga is an amazing symbol for life, identity
Whaia te iti kahurangi kit te tuohu koe, me he maunga
'Pursue excellence, should you stumble, let it be a lofty mountain'
Te Aroha Mackintosh
Each ONE Counts! (So what's PAS about?)
The vision statement of each school provides a basis
for the culture of the school. For us, it means we have a commitment
to help each student to be the best they can be. Our learning and teaching
practices reflect this.
Our starting point must always be where students are at currently at. To compare this position with their age or year level is not useful. What is, is. Our task is to build confidence and competence from where students are at now.
EACH ONE COUNTS IS ABOUT FINDING THE CATALYST THAT
IGNITES THE FLAME OF LEARNING FOR EACH ONE!
- Literacy & Numeracy
- Learning Contexts
- Personalised Learning - Building on interests and talents
- Work-based Learning - learning beyond the school walls
News & Coming Events
2014 TERM DATES
|TERM ONE||Jan 27th to Apr 17th|
|TERM TWO||May 5th to July 4th|
|TERM THREE||July 21st to September 26th|
|TERM FOUR||October 12th to December 8th (end date to be confirmed)|