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