Our Vision & Waka Values

School Vision

At Riwaka School, we want all students to develop a lifelong love of learning and have the skills to enable them to confidently and competently paddle their own waka.

Our goal is to develop the child’s full potential so that each is happy and confident in their abilities, are caring and tolerant towards others and are able to lead full lives in an ever changing global and technological world.


Learning is underpinned by the following values:

We self manage

Actively respect

Keep engaged

Adjust to change

Principles underpinning Riwaka School’s approach to future-focused learning

We are committed to meeting our students current and future needs by:

We will seek to extend our existing best practice through innovation by;

We are committed to a partnership with our learning community through;

We will become a ‘research aware’ and ‘data-rich’ school by;

We will connect and collaborate with others at all levels through;

We ensure that learning is central to all our decisions through;