Our staff, community, and students will be encouraged to model and value the following:

  • Respect/manaaki
  • Responsibility
  • Perseverance and success
  • A positive attitude
  • Honesty/pono and sense of humour
  • Families/whanau
  • Caring for our environment
  • Appreciation of diversity



Through our school programmes foster and develop: 


  • Higher level thinking
  • Creativity and inquisitive attitude
  • Problem solving skills
  • Reflection and review of self and others
  • Use of logic and common sense
  • Use and application of knowledge


Using Language, Symbols & Text:

  • Competence in literacy and numeracy
  • Good communication skills especially oral 
  • Confidence in ICT


Managing Self:

  • Motivation to learn
  • Confidence, self esteem/mana 
  • Ability to make good choices 
  • Leadership skills 
  • Goal setting 
  • Resilience - learn from our mistakes
  • Time management and organisational skills


Relating to Others:

  • Ability to work and play positively with others
  • Understand others' feelings and points of view
  • Aware of and accept difference and diversity
  • Social skills – manners, politeness, respect


Participating and Contributing:

  • A sense of belonging/whakapapa
  • Work together in a supportive whanau environment
  • Sportsmanship – know when to compete or cooperate
  • Participate fully




  • • To ensure all students access quality learning programmes to best meet their individual skills and levels in accordance with the NZ curriculum (particularly in literacy & numeracy).
  • • To incorporate a broad range of realistic learning context that expose students to a variety of real experiences and develop an understanding of the wider community (including global), and the environment.
  • • To provide opportunities that develop a love of learning, a sense of fun and challenge thinking.
  • • To provide a variety of teaching & learning strategies that promote inquiry learning, co-operative learning, cater for different learning styles and develop higher level thinking & research skills.
  • • To incorporate cultural diversity and values into our programme and recognise the unique position of Maori culture within our school and the wider community.
  • • For e-learning to be a natural part our our teaching & learning programmes.



  • • To ensure all students (including Maori an Priority learners) have their progress & achievement regularly monitored & reported on each year,   particularly in the areas of literacy and numeracy.
  • • To expect students to work at or above their expected levels in literacy and numeracy.
  • • To ensure students with special needs are individually monitored and catered for within the resources of the school.
  • • To ensure students with special abilities are provided with opportunities for extension within classrooms using differentiated learning, higher level thinking  and identified programmes met within the resources of the school.
  • • To guide students to build on their knowledge, scaffold and make connections through effective feedback & forward.



  • • To provide staff development that fosters high expectations and quality teaching & learning programmes 
  • • To encourage and promote all staff to continually develop & refine their knowledge of pedagogy through staff development and teaching as inquiry. 
  • • To encourage all staff to model the school values and promote learning positively. 
  • • To work in a consultative, collaborative and co-operative team environment.



  •  • To manage and maintain a pleasant, safe and healthy environment that we can be proud of.
  •  • To provide facilities and modern learning environments that meet the needs of our school curriculum.
  •  • To utilise resources to support learning and curriculum. 



  • • To include regular consultation with Board, Staff, Parents, Students and Community, including the Maori Community, to develop direction and development for the school. 
  • • To foster and maintain our rural school focus and programmes. 
  • • To foster and promote our community knowing one another. 
  • • Through the Board and community working together meet the requirements of the National Guidelines and National priorities.




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