The school runs a whanau group system similar to a traditional school house-group system.
On enrolment, students are placed in one of 4 whanau groups:
Hōanga - Red
Kiripaka - White
Pounamu - Green
Tūhua - Black
The whanau groups are named after the four main types of rock traditionally used or found in our area. The whanau colours reflect the colours of the rocks.
These groups provide support across year levels for our students, as well as providing opportunities for some friendly competition. Students can earn points for their whanau group by taking part in different activities and by upholding the school values.