Taupo-nui-a-Tia College is small enough so that all of our students are well known and supported in such a way that they feel a sense of belonging to the college community. We believe in making their college experience enjoyable and safe to ensure an environment where students are able to reach their full potential.
Our students feel secure in the knowledge that if things go wrong the college has very transparent and well established systems in place for resolving issues. We have a discipline system that ensures all students are listened to, respected and treated fairly. We take great effort to communicate to our students that no problem is too small and if it is causing concern or anguish then we want to hear about it.
From day one at college, pastoral care is a priority. Our unofficial school motto is “because we care” which guides the way we look after our students.
How we look after our students includes:
- parents and students are welcomed into the Taupo-nui-a-Tia family on Day one with a powhiri
- the friendly office staff, who are always ready to help our students, their families and whanau
- our pastoral care specialists, the deans, whose prime objective is to ensure the welfare and academic needs of their students - someone you can contact to discuss any aspect of your child’s education
- whanau teachers who work closely with the students and travel with them throughout their years at college 1 the subject teachers, who understand the link between student welfare and improved learning
he attendance officer, who monitors student attendance and liaises with families
- Our guidance counsellor, who provides a confidential service for advice and support
- Our careers advisor, who helps students determine their positive future pathways
- Our senior leadership team, who are always there to listen and guide students
- Our principal, Mr Moyle, who has an open door for students and their whanau
- The BayTrust Health Centre, where students can access a nurse, physiotherapist and doctor. This is also where belongings can be cared for in a secure environment
Students’ academic pathways are well supported by effective pastoral care networks and teachers who are supportive and know their students well.