I am Principal of Te Karaka Area School. We are a new school that has been in operation since the beginning of 2011, situated North West of Gisborne towards Opotiki. We have 230 tamariki ranging from Year 1 right through to Year 13.
As a school we are trying to do things differently than the more traditional approaches. We are constantly searching for ways to engage our learners in authentic learning- right through to our Year 13 students.
We are exploring ways of truly engaging Maori students ad 96% of our students are Maori.