Our Aim: To have young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, and lifelong learners.

(New Zealand Curriculum)

The statement above is one that Hato Pāora College supports and promotes with our students and whānau. We want our students to experience success in their learning because we value quality education and appreciate that the opportunities in life are greatly improved, if they have qualifications and are well educated.

The following extract was taken from our latest Education Review Office Report of November 2012:

“Students are engaged, making good progress and achieving well across the curriculum, including faith-based education. The Year 9 and 10 students are assessed in literacy and numeracy using nationally standardised assessments and there is evidence of progress in these areas. Students experience high levels of success in NCEA.

Achievement of numeracy and literacy requirements is high also. Most students gain university entrance, with nearly all leavers achieving NCEA Level 2 and above. Almost every student remains for Year 13”.

The Learning Environment at Hato Pāora College aims to provide quality education for all students. Given our special character, it is compulsory for all students from Year 9 to Year 13, to study Māori and Religious Education. In addition, English and Mathematics are also core subjects for all students. In Years 9 and 10, students undertake a programme of study which covers all the essential learning areas. In Years 11-13, students have the opportunity to select other subjects that align to their interest and vocational pathway requirement. 

At Hato Pāora College, we want to keep every student engaged and achieving. We believe that effective leadership, strong whānau engagement, effective teaching and learning, coupled with our school’s culture-will improve the learning outcomes for our students. Expectations for every student’s success are high.

Pa Sean Bristow
Pa Sean BristowDirector of Learning