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Culture @ Te Puke High School


Culture is the values, beliefs, perceptions, relationships and attitudes, along with the written and unwritten rules for a group of people.  Within a school context, culture is the combination of the personal cultures of all its citizens and culture of the school itself.

Te Puke High School is a truly multicultural community, comprising of students and staff from many different nationalities, including: American, Argentinian, Australian, Austrian, British, Channel Island, Chilean, Chinese, Dutch, Fijian, Filipino, French, German, Hong Kong Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Kiribati, Lebanese, Maori, Nepalese, New Zealander, Papua New Guinean, Samoan, Scottish, Slovak, Swedish, Swiss, Thai, Tongan, Tuvaluan and Vietnamese.  At Te Puke High School, all cultures are valued and celebrated.  Events are held throughout the year to celebrate our cultural diversity.

The culture of Te Puke High School itself is directed by our Guiding Principles; our Vision, our Mission and our Core Values.  Students, teachers and parents/caregivers are expected to form strong positive partnerships focussed on supporting the student so that they the student can reach their potential.  The Small Group Approach is used to help students and staff form strong relationships and support each other.

Click on the images below to access more information about the cultures at and the culture of Te Puke High School.

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