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Tihirau Shepherd

Secondary (Year 9-13)
Single Gender-Boys
Boarding Facilities
Manawatu-Wanganui Region


"Whaia Te Tika"

Hato Paora is an integrated college that is Māori and Catholic. It is primarily a boarding school but there are places for day students.

Hato Paora:

  • Provides a positive school and classroom learning environment;
  • Provides qualified, concerned, caring and committed teachers and hostel staff;
  • Provides opportunities for parents to be consulted and involved;
  • Support parent in setting and maintaining high standards of work, participation and behaviour;
  • Will establish clear guidelines for students work and behaviour and be consistent in the maintenance of high standards;
  • Provides appropriate facilities that are maintained and in good order;
  • Communicates regularly with parents on progress and matters of concern;
  • Maintain a safe and secure living and learning environment;
  • Provides an environment that in the spirit of Paora, posters reconciliation, development and leadership.

Hato Paora expects that the students will:

  • Involve themselves in the wider life of the school and hostel and make full use of any talents they have
  • Attend school regularly, participating in all aspects of the general school programme
  • Behave sensibly and accept that rules are necessary for the smooth running of a school and hostel

We envisage that our parent will:

  • Take an interest in the attendance, work and other activities of their sons and encourage them in their endeavours
  • Support the high standards that are set and help to maintain them

ERO Report - Hato Paora 2001

Students actively recognise and strive to consistently uphold the expectations of the school's special character. Students are settled in class and are happy in the school environment. There is an affirming atmosphere for learning, with teachers respecting and caring for their students. External examinations show that many senior students achieve good results. Students receive sound transition and careers information and seniors work in an environment that encourages them to value achievements and set high standards.

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