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Here at Tamaki College, we are making each post a winner. Achievement is heading upwards across the board, and our students keep pushing themselves to continually get better. We have enjoyed a great deal of sporting and cultural success this year. We have enthusiastically embraced our RISE values. Our Trades Academy students have been successful in gaining apprenticeships and positions in industry. We operate on a digital platform and have fantastic teachers who are employing a variety of innovative pedagogies which are taking students to new heights. We all know that Tamaki College provides a wonderful education and lots of opportunities.
One thing that has not changed is the misunderstanding the public has regarding low decile and, in particular, decile one schools. The decile rating of a school reflects the socio-economic conditions prevailing in the community in which it is set and has nothing whatsoever to do with the quality of education and teaching within an institution.
With all the fantastic things happening at Tamaki College, you would think that parents would be falling over themselves to enroll their children here – and many are. However, the demographic make-up of the student body is not reflective of society in general. Sarah Stewart, from TV3’s Story programme, visited Tamaki College as part of her investigation into why the number of pakeha/palagi children in decile one schools has almost halved in the last 15 years.
Click here to see Sarah’s report
The Student Web Portal provides the ability for schools to publish student information onto the web, for access by each student and their associated caregivers. Click here.
Manaiakalani Education Trust was set up in January 2011 to be in service of the schools to help them achieve the goals of the Programme by providing access to external resources and networks. Click here.
AIMHI (Achievement in Multi Cultural High Schools) is a group of nine decile one urban secondary schools where a large proportion of the schools' student population come from Maori and Pacific Islands backgrounds Click here.
I like it here at Tamaki College. I feel like I am part of a family, away from home
A Year 10 Student