What We Do

‘Being, Ready, Willing & Able for lifelong learning’
‘Ako taumano ai, takatū ana, kia kama, kia āhei’
BEING – All that you are and all that you can be
  • Supporting/Celebrating/Extending – personalities, known and unknown potential, whānau aspirations, whakapapa, learning is valued, being part of the decision making, leading learning, cultural sensitive assessment practice, high expectations, mana whenua, Ako, whanaungatanga, Aroha, Taha Whānau, Mauri Ora, Mana, Divine rights, uniquiness with a destiny to fulfil.
  • “There has never been anyone else exactly like me, and there never will be. I have been given Divine Authority to stand in my own power and wisdom” Dr Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere
READY – Confident, equipped & prepared
  • Supporting/Celebrating/Extending – taking risks, effective communication, knowledge, skills and attitudes, wananga, taha hinengaro, self-esteem, confidence, determination, self-regulating, leadership, subject knowledge, working theories, fairness and justice, problem solving, mana tangata, mana reo.
  • “To grow as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society” Te Whāriki – Early Childhood Curriculum
WILLING – Wanting to learn, grow and explore
  • Supporting/Celebrating/Extending – having a go, trying/testing abilities, trusting themselves and others, understanding how we best learn, sense of security, building on interests, strengths and capabilities, understanding stages and ages, leading learning, contributing to the curriculum, manaakitanga, developing enquiring minds, alert to learning, teachable moments, competent thinkers and listeners, responsive and reciprocal relationships, high achievers exemplifying whānau hopes and aspirations, Mana Aotūroa, Mana Atua, Kotahitanga.
  • “The learner is empowered in every possible way. The main achievement occurs in the development of the child’s mana. The child is nurtured in the knowledge that they are loved and respected; that their physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional strength will build mana, influence, and control; that having mana is the enabling and empowering tool to controlling their own destiny” Lady Tilly Reedy
ABLE – Using your whole being to achieve
  • Supporting/Celebrating/Extending – having the tools, skills – inherited/learnt, a ‘can do’ attitude, self-expression, relationships, whānau involvement, cultural expression and identify celebrated, wider community, Taha Wairua, divine ancestral links, opportunities to share skills/expertise, Tangata Whenuatanga, Taha Tinana, individual talents are advanced, joy, laughter, aroha, caring, consideration, love for life, mind/body/soul.
  • “Whaia te maramatanga, O te hinengaro, O te wairua – Seek out the secrets of the hidden well-spring of your mind and know the sounds and dreams of your spirit” Hirini Melbourne

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