Rere School will develop the whole child enabling personal
School is a rural primary school located 45km west of Gisborne.
We cater for year one to year eight pupils, comprising two
multilevel classrooms. There is a strong parent and community
interest and involvement, in the activities and the life of the
The school community includes three geographical areas:
Wharekopae, Tahunga and Rere. Families are spread up to 35
kilometers in various directions from the school. Currently all
the children travel to school by bus, with 3 bus runs serving
The school has four main buildings connected by a covered
walkway. Two are classrooms. The third is used as a school
library, music, drama and cultural room. The community have
recently fundraised for and built a community hall on the school
grounds. There is a large flat grassed playing field, a swimming
pool, shade area, tennis court, senior and junior adventure
playgrounds and a concrete play area adjacent to the classrooms.
Rere School is an inclusive school and welcomes all learners in
our community. We are committed to their engagement in all
school activities and to their achievement. The Board of
Trustees, Principal, Staff and Students are continuously
striving to improve educational outcomes and to improve the
learning environment. This dedication is being realized in both
the students learning and the improvements being made to the
buildings and resources.
Rere School has been described as our community Marae and it is
a focal point for our community. There is a strong parent and
community interest and involvement, in the activities and the
life of the school. Parents are involved with Board of Trustee
duties, classroom programmes, fundraising, pre-school, grounds
maintenance, transporting children, camps, trips, pet days and
sports. There is regular liaison with the local playgroup that
meets at the school one morning a week.