At Tawhai School we work hard to ensure we build and maintain effective community relationships. Through building ‘partnerships with parents, whanau, and communities we can achieve better outcomes for our students. Tawhai School regularly consults with our community to construct and share a common vision and develop goals.
We are continually looking for ways to promote our school as the hub of the community and encourage parent participation in all forms.
The Parent-Teacher Support Group, known as the PTSG, is an enthusiastic, energetic group of parents who support Tawhai School throughout the year. Their main role is to support the school through fundraising and social events. Joining the committee is a great way to meet new friends, particularly for those who are new in school or the area and who have an interest in the being involved in fundraising initiatives. It is a fantastic way to support your child’s school and become involved in their education. Meetings are held monthly in the school staffroom. To become involved, simply contact the school office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the PTSG page.
Whanau Parent Group
Tawhai School has a whanau group which meet once a term to discus educational issues for Maori. The purpose of the group is to support the school in meeting the needs of our Maori students. The whanau group works collaboratively with the Principal to promote Te Reo and Tikanga Maori and to raise student achievement in reading, writing and maths. If you are interested in finding out more about the whanau group or want to become a member please email email@example.com.
Aiga Parent Group
Tawhai School has an ‘aiga’ group which meet once a term to discus educational issues for our Pacifica students. The purpose of the group is to support the school in meeting the needs of our Pacifica students and to look at ways for the school to engage with our Pacifica families. If you are interested in finding out more about the aiga group or want to become a member please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tawhai School encourages community involvement in school activities. We are always looking for parent volunteers to support the school in providing the best possible conditions and experiences for the children. Examples of parents being involved in the everyday life of our school include:
- Parent Tutor Reading Programme
Parent volunteers listen to children read. Training is provided. If interested contact the school office or email Raewyn Young email@example.com.
- Enviro-schools Programme
Parent volunteers support environmental initiatives through gardening and supporting community projects. If interested in learning more about the Enviro-schools programme visit the website www.enviroschools.org.nz.
- Road Patrol
Parent volunteers supervise student road patrollers. Parents can choose to help either before school (8:25am-8:55am) or after school school (2:55pm-3:10pm). Parent road patrollers ensure our school crossing is a safer place for the students, whanau and the wider community. If you are interested in finding out more about this initiative please contact the school office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.