Kia ora koutou and Fakaalofa lahi atu
My name is Allison Hamilton and I have the privileged of being an ex-student and the new Principal at Ruapotaka School. I started here in January 2019. My parents emigrated to New Zealand from Niue Island.
They raised 6 children in Glen Innes where we attended Ruapotaka School, Tamaki Intermediate and Tamaki College. They instilled in me the importance of education as I continue to instill that belief in my own children.
Fakaalofa lahi atu kia mutolu oti. Ko e higoa haaku ko Allison Hamilton. Ko e matua fifine haaku ko Leletoa Mali Lagaluga. Ko e matua taane haaku ko Poitule Sionetoa Lagaluga. Omai tokoua a laua he maaga fuluola ko Avatele Oneonepata. Fitu e tama ha laua he katoa, ti ko au e tama fifine fakahiku. Ti ko e laulahi ha mautolu e tau fanau, momoui hake i Glen Innes.
Ko e taane haaku ko Paul, ti tolu e tau tama ha maua he katoa. Hunteur uafulumafa e tau tau haana, Keaton, uafulumaua e tau haana mo Brogan hogofulumafitu e tau tau haana he moui. Nonofo a mautolu i Pakuranga Heights.
Kō Maungarei te maunga, Kō Tamaki te awa, Kō Ukutoia te papakainga, Kō Niue Island te iwi, Kō Avatele te hapu, Kō Allison Hamilton ahau.
As an educator and leader I believe:
There are three important relationships to the success of learning in any school, the student, the whanau and the school
That learners need to be active participants of their learning
Whanau support and understanding of learning are critical to the success of learners
Attending school everyday strengthens the rate of learning success
That learning happens in all areas of our lives
Parents are the first educators a child has
At Ruapotaka School learners are the focus for the future direction of the school. We are inclusive, ensuring all learners have equal opportunities to participate and succeed. Whanau are integral to the successful learning partnership and we encourage whanau to be actively involved with the school. Come and visit our school and make our school your school of choice.