"Be the best you can be ..."


Mission Statement

Be the best you can be! Kia Toa Kia Manawanui!


An inclusive and supportive learning environment where all children have the opportunity to be the best they can be.

Learning and behaviour are integrated with our core values: (Excellence, Resilience, Confidence, Kindness, Respect, Independence)

The importance of lifelong learning is reflected and developed.

All become active and innovative learners and thinkers, with the ability to solve problems creatively.

The school develops its facilities considering the needs of its community of learners.


Awakeri School is a place where positive behaviours and attitudes towards learning are achieved through a school wide approach. The 'Awakeri Way' aims to ensure the school's culture is one where:

Positive behaviours and learning thrive.

Students feel safe and love coming to school.

Differences and diversity are celebrated.

Learning is seen as a partnership between the student, school and the home.

Everyone feels a true sense of belonging.

The Awakeri School Core Values were developed through a robust consultation process and reflect the beliefs of our students, staff and parents/whanau. Everyone at Awakeri School (staff, students and parents) is expected to act in accordance to the school’s ‘5 Core Values’. All expectations for behaviour fall under the umbrella of the Awakeri Way.

The Awakeri Way

Awakeri Way - Awakeri Tanga

Working Together - Mahi Tahi

Always Positive - Ngakau Mahaki

Kind - Manaakitanga

Excellence - Angitu

Resilient - Manawa-nui

Independent - Motuhake

Awakeri School Charter and Strategic Plan 2021-2023.pdf

"Kia Toa, Kia Manawanui"