According to the principal Drew Manning, Te Kura o Te Paroa School can never be closed or merged with other schools by anyone including the Government .
Drew Manning said it will remain independent pretty much forever following the Special Character Designation status given to the kura.
The Board of Trustees worked very hard to achieve the result to ensure the security of the school and its students in mainstream education and Ngati Awa knowledge.
E kore nei te Kura o Te Paroa i Whakatane e horomi i tetahi atu kura, i Te Kawanatanga ranei hei nga korero a tana tumuaki a Drew Manning. Kei te kī a Drew Manning ka noho motuhake Te Kura o Te Paroa mo ake tonu atu kia whāia tonuhia e ia ōna mana Maori me te kupu hoki he kaupapa i whakarite i t Te Poari o Te Kura o Paroa kia haumaru te kura me āna tauira e akoako ana i nga matauranga auraki me era o te Ngati Awatanga.