Our Values

Our Values and Guiding Principles


We believe people are what life is about.  Life is lived in a community and we are designed to live life interdependently, not independently.  Our school community is a place where learning to be a team member takes place.

The staff, Board of Trustees and parents work co-operatively as a team to provide the best possible learning environment to promote achievement.



Our school is one of the main places where children develop their views about life.  Young minds are shaped for the future. It’s also a place where hundreds of lives intersect on a daily basis. For these reasons we believe our school is a place where respect – for ourselves, for others and for the world around us – is a fundamental value to be acknowledged, encouraged and celebrated.

We also recognise that Māori values are important in a community such as ours and individual and cultural identity is valued. People are of the greatest importance as recognised in our emphasis on teamwork.

He aha te mea nui?          What is the most important thing?

He tangata!                       It is people!

He tangata!                       It is people!

He tangata!                       It is people!



Integrity or honesty is a broadly acknowledged societal value and we believe the school has a vital role to play in expressing this in all its dealings.


Our Vision

We support all to be the best they can be:

Competent - Confident - Connected - Curious - Caring - Creative


Our Mission Statement

Ko te matauranga te huarahi kit e anamata.

Education is the key to success.


Our School Intents/Goals 2017-2020

  • Student Achievement - enable and support all to achieve their personal best.
  • A culturally inclusive, supportive and challenging teaching and learning environment.
  • A school-wide culture of respect and consideration for self, others and the environment.