Our Motto, Mission, Vision and Values

MOTTO: 

To be the best we can be
Kia eke ki nga taumata tiketike

MISSION:

Together we inspire learning

VISION:

Connect - Challenge - Empower
Hono - Whakatara - Whakamana

Connect/ Hono - to build relationships = learner, whanau, teacher, school, community.
Find out about the learner (whanaungatanga), how they learn, what their interests are, what gets them excited, their passions and talents, their curiosities!

Challenge/ Whakatara
Taking the next steps to grow, learning from mistakes, trying new things/ giving it a go and keep going (karawhiua), going into the learning pit (out of my comfort zone), exploring, justifying, discovering, creating, extending myself to go to a new level (persist, persevere, risk take), resilience.

Empower/ Whakamana
As a teacher - to give the power to your students, to work with them (not to give work to them) to create choice and help them be self managing - taking responsibility for their next steps, what their learning can look like, who they work with, where they work, when they do things - giving them the power to plan, do and review in consultation with you.

As the learner - knowing yourself,setting goals, self discovery, future focus, self discipline, self management, self motivated, taking responsibility, self efficacy, self worth, self confidence, fuelling your passion, leading the way, having the knowledge and using it.

VALUES: 
O R C A

Rangatiratanga
OWNERSHIP
- I belong
- I am responsible
- I am self-managing
- I am honest

Manaakitanga
RESPECT
- I have excellent manners
- I am kind and treat others the way I like to be treated
- I take care of myself, others and the environment 

Whanaungatanga 
COLLABORATE
- I am helpful and supportive
- I work well with others
- I communicate well with others
- I listen to others and learn from others

Ako
ACHIEVE
- I know my next learning steps
- I work hard to do my best
- I am willing to try new things (growth mindset)
- I celebrate my learning with others

 GOAL: “ TO BE THE BEST WE CAN BE ”