13 Jul 2016

Creating a new school culture in Kawerau

From Nine To Noon, 11:29 am on 13 July 2016

The closure of both Kawerau College and Kawerau Intermediate resulted in the birth of Tarawera High School catering for students from year 7 to 13.

The old high school was notorious, low achievement, high truancy and students falling foul of the law. But now things have changed, attendance and achievement has lifted.

The principal of Tarawera High School, Helen Tuhoro outlines what it is about her approach that appears to be working, and long time Kawerau Police Youth Aid Officer, Senior Constable George Westerman discusses the positive change he's seeing in the community.