Te Aratika Academy - providing a Platform for Change for our Developing Men of Valour to be Life Ready & Career Ready
Ko Te Aratika Matou
Te Aratika means ‘The Right Path’ and we will help you take the ‘right path’ for YOU. Your pathway may be different than others, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that you choose a pathway, which enables you to leave our academy with confidence in yourself and with qualifications to embark on a career of your choosing. Our vision is to support and encourage you on your journey to YOUR success.
At Te Aratika Academy, your learning programme is designed with your graduate profile in mind. A graduate profile describes the skills we expect you to demonstrate when you leave our Academy.
You will be culturally connected, have a positive sense of well-being, and be confident and competent. This means not only will you be ready for work, but also you will have the skills to be a good family and community member, with a strong and positive self esteem
Manaakitanga: Providing a safe, nurturing environment, which involves whānau and develops and sustains the language, culture and identity of every student to ensure they have the best opportunity to learn and experience educational success.
Whanaungatanga: Nurturing quality teaching-learning relationships and Interactions in a whānau-based environment that supports teaching and learning.
Ako: Understanding the student is both the teacher and the learner and there is no power-based relationship and whānau is inseparably part of the learning environment.
Mahi tahi: Working together collaboratively towards student-centred goals.