Tena Koutou Whānau Ma
My name is Rawiri Wihapi and I am delighted to welcome you to Mokoia Intermediate. I love being a principal of a school which supports change, builds whakawhanaungatanga (relationships), cares for wellbeing (hauora) and has developed a culture of learning.
I believe we should strive to do our personal best to achieve the highest possible standards of learning in all endeavours that life has to offer. I am committed to being a visible, approachable and transparent principal who forms strong relationships with students, parents, community, local hapu and staff by maintaining high levels of communication and positive, progressive engagement.
I believe in our Vision Statement:
“The needs of ākonga are at the heart of all that we do at Mokoia Intermediate School.”
We have the highest expectations of our students and ourselves. We expect staff and students to model all values of Mokoia Intermediate from our Te Tihi o Mana model. We expect that we will all try the diverse opportunities offered at Mokoia Intermediate.
At Mokoia Intermediate, your child can look forward to making excellent academic progress, having fun and getting involved in a wide range of areas of learning, developing social and citizenship skills and being well prepared for life. We look forward to working with you, your child and whanau.
Rawiri Wihapi, Principal, Mokoia Intermediate
Ko Whakapoungakau te pae maunga,
Ko Pukepoto te tihi,
Ko Waingaehe te awa,
Ko te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumata-momoe te moana,
Ko Mokoia te Motutapu-a-Tinirau,
Ko Puketawhero te papawhenua,
Ko Whakaue te iwi,
Ko Te Roro-o-te-rangi te hapu,
Ko Mokoia te kura.