Robertson Road School caters for students in Years 1 to 8 and currently has 500 students. We are a multicultural and diverse community of learners. The school is walking into it’s 56th year of teaching and learning and we are currently embracing the digital spaces with it’s myriad pathways for students, staff and whānau.
RRS school’s vision is ‘Aim High, Together We Fly’.
21st century future focused learning is one of the keys in unlocking a culturally responsive and innovative curriculum. Whanaungatanga (getting to know one another) is about relationship, kinship and a sense of family connection. It is created through shared experiences, working together and provides people with a sense of belonging. With it, comes rights and obligations, which serve to strengthen each member of that whānau or group.
RRS Be Attitudes are whānau friendly phrases embraced by staff and students alike – Be Safe Me Haumaru, Be Kind Me Atawhai and Be You Me Koe Nga Mihi.
Valued outcomes linked to this vision include children being:
- confident in their identity, language and culture (Be You)
- socially and emotionally competent (Be Kind)
- resilient and optimistic about the future. (Be safe)
Wellbeing of our students and staff is vital and it is underpinned by the school values of respect, relationships, service and the cultural responsive framework of Teu Le Va (nurture the relationship). Teu Le Va equips our staff to connect culture and wellbeing.
There are 3 main aspects of Teu Le Va:
- TEU LE VA – TEU: Beautify/Bouquet – Ensuring that the relational space between yourself and other is always smooth and beautiful and without any friction.
- TAUSI LE VA – TAUSI: Look after/Nurture – Ensuring that this “Va” is well maintained and in peace and harmony. The “Va” is well looked after.
- SOLI LE VA – SOLI: Stamped on – Knowing your boundaries/limits and ensuring that this “Va” is always respected.
Creating a common shared vision together with our students and their families creates a strong pathway for all our learners from Years 1 to Year 8. It is the “togetherness” or whanau/aiga approach that underpins our Robertson Road culture and we believe that it reflects the authenticity of our community.