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Our values are reflected in all aspects our school culture. By strengthening relationships in a positive environment, we remove barriers to engagement and improve students’ chances to achieving at school and beyond.

Our values centre around the following:

Fairness / Tautikatanga

Treating others with the respect you in turn expect.

Diversity/ Ngā Rerekētanga

Acknowledging that not everyone is the same.

Creativity / Auahatanga

The act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality.

Sustainability / Tautiakitanga

The ability to maintain an environment or behaviour indefinitely.

The following matrix outlines how these values can be applied in different settings:

Whaia te Matauranga

Everyone in our bicultural learning community is expected to…

In all settings In class On campus Teachers will…
  • Treat others as we would expect to be treated
  • Work together
  • Encourage others to participate


  • Listen
  • Share
  • Make our classroom safe for everyone
  • Share recreational spaces.
  • Queue for the canteen in an  orderly manner
  • Invite others to join us
  • Have universally high expectations for all students
  • Be consistent
  • Listen and respect student voice
Ngā Rerekētanga
  • Embrace differences
  • Listen to other viewpoints
  • Work with those outside our friendship groups
  • Respect all cultures in the school
  • Support school events
  • Include a diverse range of materials in their planning
  • Pronounce names and words correctly
  • Think critically
  • Use initiative
  • Try new things
  • Try different learning activities
  • Try different approaches to learning
  • Solve problems through innovation
  • Offer different/flexible modes of learning and/or assessment
  • Co-construct learning
  • Try new pedagogies
  • Uphold school values
  • Ask for help
  • Conserve resources
  • Participate
  • Use paper recycling bins
  • Take your rubbish with you
  • Be a self managing learner
  • Use devices to support learning
  • Use three bin system correctly
  • Model the school’s sustainable practices
  • Model work-life balance
  • Praise
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