Knowledge - Character - Relationships

“Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au - I am the river and the river is me”

In Te Awa we foster a supportive and caring environment when every team member is valued. We explore different ways to build strong relationships with both students and whānau to ensure we can do our best for each and every student within our team. 

We strive to have our ākonga adding to their Three Kete daily and recognise the importance of developing their emotional wellbeing in order to achieve this. We use Circle Time and other mindfulness practices to help grow our students in this area. 

We aim to nurture lifelong learners and good citizens through child directed learning. We use inquiry and a range of thinking strategies to encourage children to become open minded learners, self-managers and creative thinkers.

Access to learning and appropriate challenges for all children are essential with the development of a positive mindset i.e. A ‘can do’ attitude, I will give this a go, mistakes will help me with my learning. Alongside building a positive mindset, we are focusing on pushing ourselves to be our best by “raising the bar”, our 2023 theme.





Our People

We have a great team behind us here at Southbrook School. Our staff are passionate about education and love teaching in and supporting our school and students.

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Our Students

Our students are what makes our school. Watching them form their education is what motivates us. Seeing the kids grow is an awesome privilege.



The Prospectus

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2019 prospectus


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