About Our School
Our school’s values are: manākitanga, resilience, respect, self-management, confidence.
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.
We are situated 45km west of Gisborne, in a rural environment surrounded by bush-clad hills. Our school is co-educational, catering from 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 school library, music, drama and cultural 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, a swimming pool, shade area, tennis court, senior and junior adventure playgrounds and a concrete play area adjacent to the classrooms.
We have been described as our community marae, a focal point for families and whānau who live in the three surrounding geographical areas: Wharekōpae, Tahunga and Rere.
There is strong parent and community interest and involvement in the activities and the life of the school.
Most of our families and whānau live on hill country sheep and beef stations, spread up to 35 kilometers in various directions from the school.
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.