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 1: This term we are focusing on the value of Responsibility.

He Whakatauki

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.