Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together

Charter Survey 2019

Our Board of Trustees works with its local community to make sure that Te Totara Primary School operates in a way that is appropriate for the students, families and community that it serves. This is what schools mean when they talk about "the needs and aspirations of the local community"

The Board and School Leadership creates the school Charter and Strategic Plan. These describe the Board's long term plans for the school and sets goals that will help make them happen. They are generally for between 3-5 years.

The Board then monitors progress towards the long-term plan and goals to make sure the things that are happening in the school are going in the right direction. Our current Charter is for the 3 year period of 2017 - 2019, click on the following link to view this document:  Charter 2017 - 2019

As we are coming to the end of this Charter period we need to consult with our students, staff and families around the next Charter which will be 2020 - 2023. Under our Treaty of Waitangi commitment we also consult with our Maori community.

Te Totara Primary encourages all our families to take part in a short survey to share ideas that will contribute to our Charter (the ‘big picture’ ideas), the Strategic Plan (the implementation plan) and the Annual year by year detail. We share these for each year with updates on our Website under the tab ‘2019 Charter’, click on the following link to view this document: 2019 Charter

The staff will also be consulting with all our  students so that their ‘voice’ is heard in this process as well.

It is vital that we are able to develop the Charter from your ideas as well as those that are set by the Ministry of Education guidelines. Please take time to contribute to all or even part of the survey by clicking on the following link:   Charter Survey 2019    

The deadline for this part of the consultation process is Friday 1st November, 2019.  The link to the Charter Survey will also be available through Facebook, our school website and Seesaw. If you would like a hard copy of the Charter Survey to complete, please contact the School Office.

Thank you for your help.

Anne Fraser - on behalf of Te Totara Board of Trustees 


Art Exhibition

TT TV this week is all about the Art Exhibition, with Earth 25 and Neptune 26 sharing their work. Enjoy all the amazing artwork and thank you to everyone for all the hard work that went into this year's Art Exhibition.

 ERO Report

In November 2017, ERO visited our school. This is the Government agency that reviews all schools to examine the quality of education provided.

Click the link to view the details of the report.