our learning

The journey or HIKOI represented in the imagery below outlines the different components which must come together in order to achieve the Robertson Road School motto which is to Aim High. Together we fly.  

The TOREA (Pied Oyster Catcher) bird is symbolic to our RRS culture. The characteristics of staying focused, digging deep, knowing who you are and growing in one’s identity throughout their journey, helps in successfully completing their learning journey at Robertson Road School.


Because kura is one of the most important stages of a child’s journey in life, this mural entitled HIKOI explains the importance of staying focused, digging deep, knowing who you are, and being yourself on your journey.


A Mangere local and inhabitant of Manukau Moana. We expect to see the key traits of the Torea in our students on their HIKOI.


3 Key Strengths:

1.      Focused when flying

2.      Digs deep for Kai

3.      Very protective


Creativity – students and teachers are being creative in their thinking and are able to think outside the square.

Critical thinking – students and teachers making reasoned judgements that are logical and well-thought out. It is a way of thinking in which you don’t simply accept all arguments and conclusion, but rather have an attitude involving questioning such as arguments and conclusions.

Community minded – being culturally responsive in terms of planning and delivering our learning programs to students, and encouraging families, whanau and the community to engage with the school and with the curriculum.

Inclusiveness – Providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all learners and their families that is emotionally, socially and physically safe for all. We ensure that curriculum recognises and affirms the identities, languages, abilities and talents of all students.



The four strands of learning are:

1. Pedagogy

2. Partnership

3. Progress

4. Programs

The values are the roots of our learning which are respect, relationship, service. These provide the foundation for our learning.