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Ngā Uara o te Kura - Our School Values

Te Poari Matua (The Board of Trustees) —

At the core of our values are ‘whanaungatanga’ and ‘tūrangawaewae’. We believe strongly that the foundation of our identity comes from who we come from. We acknowledge that every child brings with them, first and foremost, their own ‘identity’ to be treasured and nurtured for their own well-being. We see ‘whanaungatanga’ as a sense of family connection - a basis for working together which provides people with a sense of belonging. We want our students to be proud of their school and feel a real sense of belonging.

Creativity - Auahatanga

The act of using original and imaginative ideas to create something, approach something differently or solve a problem- ‘thinking outside of the box’.

Excellence - Eke Kairangi

The quality of being truly the best at something!


A ‘sense of pride’ that is developed through your positive relationships and actions with others.

Commitment - Manawa rahi

The quality of being dedicated to something - a task, a team, a goal...

Resilience - Manawaroa

The ability to cope or recover from difficult situations.