Bankwood School - Being the best we can be - Whāia te iti kahurangi

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Te Karere/ Principals Message

Piki mai, kake mai, nau mai haramai ki te kura nei!!

It is our pleasure to welcome all of our whānau to Bankwood School/ Te Kura Tuatahi o Kūkūtāruhe.

Our school places our tamariki at the heart of everything we do, along with a passionate team we strive to provide a range of experiences and activities to engage all our students both inside and outside the classroom.


We pride ourselves on being our four kinds of best; 

  • Ākonga Tūtika - A Responsible Learner

  • Ākonga Kauanuanu - A Respectful Learner

  • Ākonga Manawaroa - A Resilient Learner

  • Ākonga Whaiwhakaaro - A Reflective Learner

This year we continue with more EOTC experiences (yr 3-4 camp/ marae visits), localised curriculum and the connection with our local eco-system (Kūkūtāruhe), science as a specialised subject, NZ History, more sports teams playing in local competitions, community events and cultural experiences to name a few.

Like all schools and provisioned by the NZ Curriculum, all classrooms will have an element of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga delivery as we uphold the mana of the treaty but more importantly, showcase who we are as a nation.

We have three bilingual classrooms with a stronger focus on te ao Māori, through language and cultural protocols (reo rua). All staff have committed to progressing their te reo Māori language skills, we are fortunate to have Te Ataarangi ki Roto o Tainui in for the year to support our staff's language journey.

We have a digital fluency provision in our middle and senior school, Apple devices (1:1 delivery). This ICT medium provides an opportunity for our tamariki to be more digitally literate in a creative way in readiness for our changing world. 

We are in our 5th year of Structured Literacy and 4th year of DMIC (maths), these literacy and numeracy programs will continue to strengthen, grow, and develop in our kura.

Mauri ora e te iwi,

Matua Hone


Bankwood School