Waitohu School - To Be Our Best

Mauri Koru


We want students to know about and be proud of their heritage, by being able to locate the people and place from which they originate. Our hall panels aim to help students identify themselves within the context of Aotearoa.


We want students to be aware of the people and places that most ignite their enthusiasm and passion for life.


We want students to be aware of and nurture their goals and hopes for the future, realising their choices of today shape their opportunities for tomorrow.

Each year all students take time to reflect upon and record their current knowledge of their mihi, their passions and their dreams. These are kept within their paper portfolios.