Developing MANA

Tangata ako ana i te whare, te turanga ki te marae, tau ana A person who is taught at home, will stand collected on the Marae


Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)

PB4L - Positive Behaviour for Learning represents a major shift in managing disruptive behaviour by students in our education system. It is built on the foundation that positive behaviour can be learnt and difficult and disruptive behaviour can be unlearnt.

It moves away from seeing individual students as a ‘problem’, and towards proactively changing the environment around them to support positive behaviour.

Tarawera High School is an environment underpinned by the philosophies of whakawhanaungatanga and manaakitanga, that recognises Tangata-whenua and still valuing all knowledge, language and culture. These operate in a partnership environment between the school, the student, and the community.

Our school behaviour expectations are MANA.

  • Respect for ourselves, for others, the environment and the traditions of the school
  • To learn, study, instruct, teach and advise
  • Integrity, being honest, trustworthy, responsible and accountable for your actions and decisions.
  • To care, mentor, to assist and to help.

Through modelling, teaching and rewarding positive behaviours, we will embed the tikanga / kaupapa of our school into the everyday lives of the whole school community.