At Patea Area School we are committed to ensuring that our students feel safe and secure. Students are encouraged to nurture their individuality in an open and friendly environment in which they are understood and well known by staff.
We take pride in how safe our school is. Our staff members are always ready to help and we are purposefully structured around strong support systems. Each student is part of a ‘House’ and within that House they are part of a ‘Mentor Group’ with a 1:10 teacher- student ratio. This allows us to academically mentor and support students. Staff and support services that operate with the school are readily available to deal with any concerns students or parents and caregivers may have.
Students are encouraged to help and support each other. There are a variety of student and support groups throughout the school aimed at making all students feel welcome. Our senior students work with and support our junior students. From the moment students enter our school to when they leave, we are focussed on encouraging and assisting them to cope with the demands of their life whether it be in school or in the world beyond. We are sensitive to their personal concerns and their needs in terms of study skills, homework, career choice and subject selection. Staff will go out of their way to assist students and we pride ourselves on the positive learning relationships we nurture between staff and students.