Koraunui School believes that science needs to be practical, taught within a meaningful context and driven by the children.

This is reflected in our philosophy as an Enviroschool/Kura Taiao.  



We aim to integrate these five principles in all the learning and action we undertake.
  • Empowered Students are enabled to participate in a meaningful way in the life of school. Their unique perspectives are valued for the knowledge and insight that they bring, and they are supported to take action for real change.

  • Learning for Sustainability recognises the types of teaching and learning that foster student empowerment, decision-making, action and sustainable outcomes.

  • Māori Perspectives honours the status of tangata whenua in this land and the value of indigenous knowledge in enriching and guiding learning and action.

  • Respect for the Diversity of People and Cultures acknowledges the unique gifts, contributions and perspectives of individuals and groups, reinforcing the need for participatory decision-making in Enviroschools.

  • Sustainable Communities act in ways that nurture people and nature, now and in the future, to maintain the health and viability of our environment, society, culture and economy.

sportsChildren gain confidence through a wide variety of rich experiences including a broad range of sporting opportunities and physical skills programmes (e.g. swimming, moveMprove, Get Set Go).

We are always on the lookout for sporting opportunities for the children and coaches for our teams. Please contact the school if you feel you would like to volunteer some of your time to support the school in this area. 


The social sciences learning area is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens. 

Through the social sciences, students develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to: better understand, participate in, and contribute to the local, national, and global communities in which they live and work; engage critically with societal issues; and evaluate the sustainability of alternative social, economic, political, and environmental practices.

  Paraphrased from the TKI website


All children are welcome to attend Kapahaka on a Thursday afternoon. All whānau are warmly welcome. At the start of the year some classes take all their children as introductory sessions, to
enable the children to make an informed choice.


We have a Pasifika performance group which practises one lunch break a week (more often when preparing for a concert) and is involved in performances during the year.
Please let your child’s teacher know if your child wishes to be involved in this group. This is generally Year 2 and above.

Have a look at what the Pasifika performance group have been up to

Koraunui School uses Office 365 for all file storage and communication. This means that students and staff have access to their files from any internet connected device.

It also means that all students are able to download the latest version of Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices so that they have the same software at home as they do at school. This means that our students are able to continue their learning without restriction of software availability at home.

Students are able to download Microsoft Office by visiting https://portal.office.com/  and entering their school email address and password. They can also use Word and other Office products online without the need to download the software to your computer. This method saves the files directly to their online storage so there is no need to search for the right location to save the files.

This software and online access is totally free of cost to all our staff and students for the period of time they are a member of our school.

All staff and students must abide by our school 'acceptable use' policy. This policy is designed to keep us safe. Please read it as anyone who is unable to abide by the terms of this policy will not be able to use our technology.