About Our School
Anei tō mātou Kura
Ō mātou Uara
Our school’s values are: manākitanga, resilience, respect, self-management, confidence.
Mā Rere School e whakapakari te tamaiti katoa, kia ekea tōna whaiaro hiranga.
We will develop the whole child, enabling personal excellence.
Tō mātou Kura
Our school teaches year one to year eight students. The school has four main buildings connected by a covered walkway. Two are classrooms. The third is used as a library, music, drama and culture room.
In the early 2000s, the community fund-raised for and built a community hall on the school grounds.
There is a large flat grassed playing field, swimming pool, shade area, tennis court, senior and junior adventure playgrounds, flying-fox and a concrete play area adjacent to the classrooms.
During the first term, our students have swimming lessons in the school pool. Each mid-winter, we celebrate Matariki as a community, with all tamariki putting on a cultural performance, followed by kai.
A highlight of the year is Pet Day at the end of the busy Spring farming season, making a welcome opportunity for families and whānau to get off-farm, support their children and grandchildren and socialise with friends.
Tō mātou Hāpori
Much of our community live on hill country sheep and beef stations, spread up to 35 kilometres in various directions from the school. We are often described as our community marae, a focal point for families and whānau who live in the surrounding areas of Wharekōpae, Tahunga and Rere.
There is a strong parent and community interest, support and involvement in the activities and life of the school.
Ō mātou Ākonga
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.
Our children travel to school by bus, with two bus runs serving the school. The buses are proudly supplied by PĀMU Farms of New Zealand.