Leaving school with the qualifications and academic results to enable our students to fulfil their future goals is of the utmost importance and Taupo-nui-a-Tia College. There are high expectations of achievement and we provide an environment where success is celebrated and hard work recognised. We focus on every student aiming for and achieving his or her best. We encourage every student to aim for a level which stretches and challenges them whilst at the same time providing the enjoyment that learning should bring
Each student at Taupo-nui-a-Tia College has a whanau teacher who provides
- Support for education
Support with day to day living
Support to enter the workplace
A whanau teacher is a guide; an academic and pastoral mentor; a disciplinarian; a relationship builder. Their role is to assist sutudents on their learning journey and have challenging conversations with students and their whanau.
Twice a year after school reports are issued, meetings are organised for students, their families and the whanau teacher to look at progress and goal setting. The 'Traffic Light System' shows evidence of where the student is sitting so whanau can see the areas that a student needs to work on.
Bring your own device
It is not compulsory for students to bring their own device. However the wireless network throughout the school enables students to use their own do research and communicate with teachers. In 2015 Taupo-nui-a-Tia College became a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) school, a student learning platform that enables teachers and students to collaborate and integrate in and outside the classroom
Our blended learning approach couples quality teaching with the use of digital technologies in the classroom to open up new and different ways of learning.
We aim to engage students in learning that encourages higher order thinking to allow students to actively take part in problem solving and to develop an understanding of global issues