Principal’s Welcome

Kia-ora and warm pacific greetings to you all. Welcome to our dynamic whānau centred school. It is a privilege to be the Leader of Learning of this exciting, vibrant learning community. As a school/kura we continually strive to give our tamariki the best opportunities to achieve.

Having our community actively involved in the learning for our tamariki is a priority. One of the great examples of this is “Te Hui Ako” which continues to be one of the flagship of the curriculum tools we provide. The success of this initiative can be attributed to the fantastic support from our RPS community. Partnership with whānau, learning from and with each other is what makes our place so special.

Providing experiences beyond the classroom is one of our priorities. These include learning through trips to places such as MOTAT, the Auckland Museum, the Zoo and Rangitoto Island. Our Years 5-8 tamariki (Pohutukawa and Kahikatea Teams) have 2-3 day camp experiences bi-annually and our Year 3/4 (Kowhai Team) hold an annual onsite sleepover

Learning at Randwick Rark School is continually evolving. Digital devices are just one part of the variety of classroom resources available to support of akonga. A technology prgramme operates for our Years 7-8 tamariki.

The gift of being able to speak more than one language is something many of us are in ore of. We are very proud to have our Maori bi-lingual unit known as Ngā Manukura.There are three classes providing learning from Years 1-8.

We love the diversity of RPS and annually celebrate a number of language weeks of our Pasifika neighbours alongside Deaf Awareness Week, Matariki, Holi and Diwali. These celebrations give our tamaiti the opportunity to share traditions and knowledge unique to their homeland and provide greater insight and appreciation of the cultures that make RPS the exciting place it is.

Our sporting performances surpass many of the larger schools in the Auckland region including local Intermediate Schools with rolls that often exceed 800 students. Time after time we punch well above our weight in a variety of sporting codes that we are able to offer our tamariki.

One of the sporting highlights for our senior cohort is the AIMS Games (a five day national tournament) held annually in Tauranga. 2022 saw three teams participating in Netball, Futsal and Rugby 7’s. Our Futsal Team was placed 4th behind three large intermediate schools.

On behalf of our School Board and staff welcome to Randwick Park our “Special Place”. We look forward to getting to know you as part of our RPS whānau as we support your whanau in gaining the life skills and knowledge necessary to become successful, contributing citizens of Aotearoa.

Ngā manaakitanga

Karen McMurray
Principal /Tumuaki