OUR COMMUNITY / TO TATOU HAPORI
"Ako tahi Tātou, Tipu tahi Tātou, Together we Learn, Together we Grow"
Taita Central School is a member of the Stokes Valley/Taita Kāhui Ako. We work alongside the other schools in our area to collectively raise student achievement. We have links with our Early Childhood Centres, our local Intermediate and College. Groups of Intermediate and College students are working with our students in Science and Physical Education.
We have the expertise of a Social Worker in School. Karen Elliott is onsite Thursdays and works with students and families. Her contact details are: 0276091920. We also have a Public Health Nurse, Isabel Furnis who supports our students. Her contact details are: 0272424324 or 04 5709305.
We have a school hall (whareroa) that is available for hiring by community groups. Contact the office for availability and bookings. Arohanui Strings use the school hall, three afternoons a week to provide violin lessons to the community. We also have a community bike track around the outside of our field and a roadway painted on the asphalt area out the back of the school. We encourage the community to make use of our school grounds out of school time.
Our school is gratefully supported by a variety of community groups.
The Te Awakairangi Trust provides us with free buses to enable teams to take the children on Education Outside the Classroom trips each term.
The Remakery and “Do Some Good” Trust provide us with free lunches and food for breakfast.
Arise Church runs a breakfast club on Monday and Wednesday out of the whareroa, as well as providing support at Christmas time for families.
KPMG and Do Some Good support the school with working bees to keep our school environment looking beautiful. KPMG also provide one Year 6 student with a scholarship going to Intermediate.
Goodtime Music Academy provide 10 children each year with a scholarship to learn a musical instrument for free.
The Hutt City Council provides the children with a Magic Card that enables them to access the local swimming pools for free as well as access to free internet at the local libraries and the ability to borrow items for free. We use the Walter Nash Centre regularly, to support our students, with trips to the library as well as using the courts for our physical education programmes. Students participate in netball, basketball, obstacle courses and floorball.
Donated bikes for our students to use with our community bike track.