Nau Mai, Haere Mai / Afio Mai, Maliu Mai / Bienvenue / Welcome, Richmond Road School is a unique primary school that celebrates diversity. We work in partnership with families/whānau to ensure that children: love coming to school, challenge themselves in their learning, make and sustain positive relationships with others and are confident in who they are.
Nau Mai Haere Mai, Welcome!
Kia ora, talofa lava, bonjour, hello I am the principal at Richmond Road School – Te Kura o Ritimana I am thrilled to be leading a school with such a long history and reputation for being a community focused school that focuses on providing tamariki with opportunities to discover the joy of learning through their/a heritage language. My 14 years of teaching experience was preceded with a number of years working at local authorities and a private consultancy as a Town Planner in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland. My time as a kaiako has all been in Central Auckland primary schools. My time prior to arriving at Richmond Road School was spent working with the learning community of Oranga Primary School as Associate Principal.
As a school leader I am mindful that our approach to learning needs to be future focused, but also it must recognize where we have come from. We now know so much more in terms of how students’ best learn and what comprises effective teaching. Learning needs to be motivating, engaging and provide sufficient challenge for all of our learners. It is also important to me that our students feel happy and safe at school and we provide a nurturing environment.
Te Kura o Ritimana has a lively and active wider school community, focused on making our great school greater.
Our school vision to be a community that creates a life-long love of learning and language, and leads the way in bilingual education is an integral part of every aspect of the learning day at Richmond Road School. Our ‘values’ encourage children to engage with learning, to be actively involved in community, to be leaders, to have an understanding of their identity and that of others and to creative in their response to problem solving.
I encourage you to read the parent links on this website, read the newsletter and to follow us on Facebook and Twitter in order to become more involved in the wider life of our school.If you would like to know more about us, please call in for a visit, and we’d be happy to show you around. If you have any additional questions please contact us directly at the school on 376-1091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org