Te Rito

Supporting ākonga and learner wellbeing and success throughout their learning journey

Welcome to Te Rito

Every tamaiti and child is different, and they change and grow throughout their education. The more we understand our ākonga and learners, the better we can shape the support we provide to them in their journey, valuing and respecting the things that make them unique.  

Our tamariki and children are our taonga - our treasure. So too is information about them. It’s taonga that requires care and respect. It’s precious to our tamariki and children, to their whānau and families, and to the iwi and communities in which they live and learn. 

Te Rito is a web-based national information repository that connects ākonga and learner information across kura, schools, ngā kohanga reo and early learning services.

Te Rito makes a positive difference to the wellbeing and achievement of ākonga and learners by safely and securely storing and sharing information in a transparent and trusted way. 


young children playing at a preschool


Me tiaki te mana o te tamaiti me tōna whānau

Protect and uphold the mana of the child and their whānau

Te Rito places the tamaiti and child, and their whānau and family, at the heart of Te Rito. They are at the centre of everything we do.

Our name represents the baby flax at the heart of the harakeke. It links our guiding principle and whakatauākī


Harakeke plant