This school has always had a bad reputation over the years but lately it has been getting worsened, the school mostly focuses on the kids vaping and their uniform and not much on the students education which is really missed up. no one has to be given a detention because they wore a hoodie in the winter, jewellery was also a big deal even tho it didn’t have anything to do with their education or school life. Fights are at high levels but teachers don’t show much empathy, what? kids getting punished for vaping (which is understandable) but not punishing the kids that bully and beat up the other students is low. this school has been on the NZ Bay of Plenty times, and they claim to say they are trying to help out the students but everything remains the same. Don’t get me wrong some of the teachers are really sweet and will help out whenever they can. All i can say is that this school will ruin your kids mental health and teach them nothing. there are many different options for schools so please keep that in mind!
Katikati college isn’t anything special. Students are suspended for vaping and vandalism but where’s the same attitude and action for those who bully and hurt others? This principal needs to step up their game. It’s honestly tiring hearing what goes on in this school and not much is being done. But there are some cool teachers here who do care. Especially the polynesian teacher who runs the pasifika class. She’s awesome, big heart and very welcoming. She protects people and helps speak for them when they can’t. She cares a lot about her students/ teachers and the environment we are in. Regarding money, where ever it goes to that we give to the school could be going to bigger and important things than using it to make small changes like adding chairs or fixing buildings that don’t involve classes. I don’t want to be giving money and then it gets wasted on useless stuff. The teachers need to calm down, I’m trying to pee not vape. Patrolling the school bathrooms isn’t going to make students stop, and accusing everyone in the toilets of doing it is frustrating. No students should have vapes in the school but they will find ways to bring one in. I actually use the bathrooms for what it’s for and it’s irritating whenever they get closed because of these dumb students vaping like their life depends on it, I don’t know their situation but it’s getting tiring. And I know the teachers are just trying to do something but their way of “fixing” this problem isn’t doing anything. Now it’s not a completely terrible school but it is definitely replaceable. I don’t like how the teachers are always looking out for the poly students because they’re apparently the ones who do all the “naughty” stuff. Maybe if they opened their eyes wider and focused on everyone equally they’d be able to see it’s not just a certain group that’s doing the wrong thing, because you’re so focused on that one group it’s giving a lot of other students chances to do something bad because they know you won’t care enough for them because your too busy eye balling the brown kids watching their every move. Like okay yes it’s mostly them but it’s not ALWAYS them. I reckon they could do a lot better with the canteen. Katikati primary has good filling foods like sushi, pasta and all the yummy goodness but we’ve got chips and juicies but is it really worth the money? A lot of the food is gone by lunch time because the kids are buying everything which is what it’s there for but stocking up and getting everything ready before lunch should be a priority. The money they get is most likely going towards stocking up the canteen but it goes down quite fast. I would like to see more hot foods added to the menu with good prices. Students are hungry all the time and so am I but chips, drinks, cup of noodles or a pie ain’t gonna do it. The school isn’t rich I get that but they could try with what they sell. Replace the littles chips with maybe containers of pasta, rice & chicken, dumplings whatever is affordable because those little packets hardly get brought. Okay this is making me hungry. Also, something is wrong with some of the students here, they do not know how to navigate their way through school without bumping into me or their bags pushing me out of my place. Like hello look where your going and walk properly. The principal needs to paint some walking lanes or something at this point because some of them just need that extra help. Just a suggestion. No oh my goodness imagine walking lanes, okay it’s not that serious but it bothers me. What is up with people wanting to have fights with everyone, like who said this was a fighting school? Y’all needa calm down. No teacher wants to deal with your crap because you can’t keep your hands to yourself. Or you can take it out of school, you don’t look cool you just look really immature and stupid. There’s good and bad to this school but it needs a lot more work.
This school has had so many kids drop bc of how shit it is. None of the teacher rlly care at all. No freedom. And all the kids are bully's bc none of the teacher care about bullying only about the school uniform and weather or not u have money.
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