Principal’s Welcome

On behalf of the students, staff and community I’d like to warmly welcome you to the Tawhai School learning community

We are a beautifully presented school nestled in the heart of Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt.

Our children are at the centre of all that we do at Tawhai School. We are a very close team of professional educators committed to supporting our children to be the best possible people they can be. We strive to offer a range of academic, cultural and sporting activities to ensure that children can participate in, and experience success in a range of areas.

Our high expectations for learning and behaviour, alongside our school values of Respect (Whakaute), Responsibility (Takohanga), Resilience (Manawaroa) and Integrity (Ngākau Pono) support the positive, inclusive environment that we create.

A great importance is placed on forming relationships where learners feel safe being challenged and taking risks, where goal setting is part of the learning process and where celebrating progress and success is part of everyday life.

Our passion is for our Year 6 children to graduate from Tawhai School as:

  • Confident
  • Connected
  • Actively Involved
  • Life long learners

I am extremely proud to be part of such a fantastic school community so committed to creating a 21st century learning environment which prepares our children for the future.

When you enrol your child at Tawhai School you are agreeing to be a partner in your child’s learning. This is really important to us as you are their first teachers and working together we will achieve so much more.

Please explore our wonderful website further, which has been lovingly built by one of our parents. And please feel free to come and visit us anytime.

Ngā mihi nui

Karen Poole