Our School

Taita Central School is a part open-plan contributing school (Year 1-6) nestled in a residential area of Taita, a suburb of Lower Hutt. The School population is representative of the range of different ethnicities in the local community. We have approximately 130 students at the start of the year, rising to about 150 by the end of the year. Our recent ERO Reports have been very positive.

Staff

We have 7 classes.  Class Teachers and students are also supported by a Reading Recovery teacher, and 5 Teacher Aides. There is considerable experience within our, very stable, staff. Most of the Teachers, Teacher Aides and Support Staff have worked here for at least six years.

Curriculum

We have very high expectations of our students in all areas of learning and behaviour. We have clear protocols for dealing with anything less.

While we have a substantial focus on Reading, Writing and Mathematics, we also ensure that all areas of the NZ Curriculum are well covered. Many opportunities are given to Physical Activities and Sport, and we are increasingly using technology for learning.

Facilities and Resources

We have generous teaching and learning spaces, as well as substantial school grounds containing large grassed playing fields, large tar-sealed court areas and adventure playgrounds. Indeed, we are one of the newest schools in the Wellington region.

All classrooms have an Interactive Projector, with access to numerous net books, iPads and computers. To help with developing technological skills and for research we have a specially built Information Centre (also with an Interactive Projector), which is conveniently attached to our well-resourced Library. We are well resourced in all Curriculum areas.

Other Programmes

We provide a free after school Homework Study Centre for our Year 5 and 6 students, and run a parent Reading Tutors programme.

The School is part of the "Duffy Books in Schools" programme which provides books for each student each year, and the "Fruit in Schools" programme which provides fruit to all students most days of the school year.