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 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.