Our Culture

‘Labor Omnia Vincit’ - Work Conquers All

The School Karakia

Spoken by Piper Macale, Rangatahi Leader 2023

Our Purpose

Provide learning that is relevant for all students, through a focus on relationships and the development of life skills, to develop lifelong learners who successfully contribute, participate and interact with others.

Our Vision

To Inspire and Empower.

Our Heritage

Geraldine is also known as ‘Rau Kāpuka’ meaning a hundred Kāpuka trees.

Before the area was settled by the early runholders, Raukāpuka was mainly forest and swampland – a popular place for gathering food.

The people of Arowhenua had this saying – ‘Te whenua i haroa e Te Kāhu’ - “The land that is surrounded by bush and swamp, that is watched over by the hawk.”