At Mairehau we have four houses, called -

  • Whero (Red)
  • Kahurangi (Blue)
  • Kākāriki (Green)
  • Kōwhai (Yellow)

Upon entering the school each child is assigned to a house. Numbers in each house are kept as equal as possible but family members will belong to the same house.

RBAA tickets are awarded for any child in the classroom or playground modelling appropriate behaviour reflecting our key values of Respect, Believe, Aspire and Achieve. These tickets are then converted into house points and are tallied each week. 

The inter-house competition is also used to provide an air of competition in certain school sports events such as our athletics sports.

At Mairehau we have Tuakana/Teina time.This refers to the relationship between an older (tuakana) person and a younger (teina) person and is specific to teaching and learning in the Māori context. Previously this has also been known as buddy time. Tuakana/Teina allows students to share their learning and next steps, support in learning and social situations, and develop positive regular interaction between different age groups.