At Te Aratai, our pastoral care network begins during the enrolment process when strengths and aspirations are discussed and any areas of concern are addressed.
Each learner will belong to a vertical ako (learner) group, which will meet for a short time most days to touch base with their kaiārahi and the other learners in this group. Once a week, the group will meet for an additional hour of a specialised ako (learning) curriculum designed to build whānaungatanga (relationships), New Zealand Curriculum competencies and personal agency. These ako groups will be united under the umbrella of four houses at Te Aratai.
The kaiārahi will be fully supported by their house dean, guidance department, and the senior leadership team.