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 1: This term we are focusing on the value of Responsibility.
Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua.
As man disappears from sight, the land remains.
The Māori value that aligns to the value of responsibility is Kawenga. In our daily lives this means we respect and take of our school and the environment we live in. Māori have the utmost respect for Papatuanuku and know that respecting their environment is essential to their health and well-being.