house trophyThis year is the inaugural year for "House Competition" at Te Akau ki Papamoa School.
The House system is another approach whick Te Akau ki Papamoa School has implemented aimed at lifting the engagement and achievement of all young people.
The House System Programme is designed to improve student outcomes through:
• Looking at teaching-learning relationships whilst participating and engaging in physical, cultural and academic activities.
• Provide an opportunity to further develop a sense of belonging by building new relationships across the school. • A tuakana–teina relationship model provides for a buddy system where our older more experienced learners 'tuakana' help and guide our younger learners 'teina' in a learning environment that recognises the value of support. The tuakana–teina roles may be reversed at any time.
• Providing a range of approaches and tools to address the diverse learning needs of learners so they achieve to their full potential.

House meetings take place together with House competitions which feature sporting, cultural and academic activities but all are competitive and all contribute to the House points tally. Students are required to be dressed in their House colours for all of these events.
During the final week of Term 4 the House competition culminates with our huge "Battle of the Houses" which has a theme that is kept secret until the day. A spectacular shield is awarded to the winning House at the final "Prizegriving"assembly.

students in their house colours