|Arataki means to lead or guide and Arataki School has had an important part in developing leaders within the Arataki community for over 50 years.
In our place we are all leaders and we believe that every child that walks through our door is the leader in their own educational journey.
In 2014/15 Arataki School underwent major rebranding. We worked with our community to develop our Vision, Mission and Graduate Profile.
At Arataki School we acknowledge each learner as a whole.
While the heart and mind can operate individually, when they are nourished together real learning and change occurs. We want our learners follow their hearts but ensure that have used their mind to make the best decisions and choices.
Our Mission Statement:
To ensure that we equip our learners to follow their hearts thoughtfully we must have a culture and climate of belief in our learners and their potential that inherent and embedded.
We actively promote ‘abundance’ thinking, that our learners come to our school with an abundance of knowledge, skills and/or potential and it’s our job to unlock this to help our learners have success at Arataki School and beyond.
At Arataki School we have a clear picture of the attributes that we believe make a successful learner and citizen. We want all out leaners to work on these attributes while they are here and then take these away when they move on.
Our Graduate Profile consists of the following 8 attributes.
An Arataki School kid will
The values of our school, which are embedded in our Graduate Profile are part of who we are. The values have been in place for a number of years and these formed the foundation to build our Vision, Mission and Graduate Profile.
Our school values are
Arataki School Logo
|Circle: Symbolises that the learning journey is always ongoing.
Blue: Blue is the chosen colour of the school.
Capital A: The connotations associated with the capital A – first letter of the alphabet – its leading the way
We are always aiming for an A (the academic association of A = excellence) High expectations
The curved top of the A is reference to our local maunga
Māori Design: Arataki School is committed to providing our learners with a sense of identity.
|Kaiarataki is collective name for the 4 characters that are part of our branding. Kaiarataki translates to Little Leaders.
The four colours whero, kowhai, kakariki, kikorangi represent our 4 houses.
Our Kaiarataki live and breathe our vision, mission, values and graduate profile and we use to set the example for the students/deliver messages about our expectations.
When our students demonstrate our values or graduate profile we refer to them as being Kaiarataki.
We use Kaiarataki as a title for the characters or to describe students that demonstrate our values and Graduate Profile.