Our Story

Our Vision

In 2021 considerable engagement was undertaken with our wider School Community, Kaiako and Kaimahi teams.  It was team to revision who we are and what we want for our tamariki going forward.  As a result we developed a new vision statement:

Think   Thrive  Create




Our Mission 

Our new mission statement also tumbled out of our partnering with our community in 2021.  This statement represents not on who we are now, but who we will be  in the years to come.

Weaving diversity, strengths and values into meaningful learning 

Our Logo

Our logo is really special to us as it tells a story about our school. 

Te harakeke is a metaphor for the way we care, nurture and teach the tamariki in our kura and is symbolic of what we want for our tamariki.    

At George Street Normal, we also have a pā harakeke which is treasured by us.  Both our logo and our pā harakeke are intertwined and an additional understanding of their meanings can be understood from an article from Set No. 3, 2022 drawing on mātauranga Māori understandings of how wellbeing is protected within pā harakeke:

Our Cultural Narrative 

In late 2023, our school received our Cultural Narrative as prepared by Aukaha.  We are proud to have this and are looking forward to engaging with our Hui a whānau as to how we will begin exploring this as a school.  If you would like to read this, please call in to see Robyn as we have very limited copies.