Our Values

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.

Our Values:

  • 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 3: This term we are focusing on the value of Consideration - Kotahitanga.

He Whakatauki

Ehara taku toa i te toa

takitahi engari he toa takimano

My strength is no that of an individual but that of the collective.

When we work together as a collective, we need to be mindful of others. We need tho consider the way we speak to and about each other, the way we respond to each other and the way we work together. This often means putting aside our own agendas and wants and putting other people first. It also means treating people the way we would like to be treated.