The Mentors in Schools Programme is all about building a mentoring friendship during school time. Schools register with Big Brothers Big Sisters to be involved in this programme. 

Each week the Big Brother or Big Sister (tuakana) takes their Little Brother or Sister (teina) out of class for about an hour.  Usually it is around late morning or in the afternoon. During this time it’s all about hanging out having fun, becoming friends. Together they might shoot some hoops, do some baking or even master the game of chess.  

​Jackie and Louisa are apart of our Mentors in Schools partnership with the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust (Rotorua Trust). Jackie is sponsored by the Rotorua Trust to mentor Louisa each week during work time. Community collaboration is a key part of Big Brothers Big Sisters creating brighter futures for our Rotorua tamariki.

In Rotorua we have been lucky enough to have a number of organisations sponsor employees to be tuakana in work time. These include Rotorua Police, Rotorua Lakes Council, P.F Olsen and the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rotorua partner schools include Ngongotaha Primary, Western Heights Primary, Owhata Primary, Glenholme Primary, Selwyn Primary and Sunset Primary.  If you would like your school to be involved please don’t hesitate to contact us:



Mentors In Schools Programme