Our school values underpin everything we do in our school. Our values programme:
is actively taught because we believe values influence our behaviour and character
involves forming a partnership with our parents
is a highly visible part of our school culture.
Honesty and Truthfulness - Pono - telling the truth
Kindness - Manaakitanga - being a friend
Consideration - Kotahitanga - thinking of others
Compassion - Whanaungatanga - helping those in trouble
Responsibility - Kawenga - being trustworthy
Respect - Kaitiakitanga - being caring
Duty - Hopoi'a - doing the right thing
Gratitude - being thankful
Term 4: This term we are focusing on the value of Gratitude / Whakamoemiti
He pai ake te iti te kore
A little is better than none
In our school we teach the value of Gratitude as that of being thankful. In the tricky days we are currently living in, being thankful or having a lifestyle of 'thankfulness'' is more important than ever. There is an overwhelming amount of research that directly links 'thankfulness'' to improved mental wellbeing and therefore we are mindful of just how much we have each and every day to be thankful for.