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Translating the vision and values into reality

Our vision and values are not just ideals for us to work towards. 
 
The following provides more detail about each of the values and what this means for our students, staff, families and the local community.
 
Excellence:
- High standards set for all
- Success celebrated
- Instilling a sense of school pride
- Providing the stepping stones to lead to excellence
 
Personalised learning:
- Designing the learning according to individual need
- Every student has a Learning Advisor
- Flexibility of timetable
- Choice

21st Century technology:
- Integration of technologies into all teaching programmes
- Opportunities to connect with local and global communities
- Equity of access
- Use of a variety of digital devices welcomed
- Digital communications and resources
 
Equipping students with confidence and capability:
- Developing an environment where students feel safe to contribute, question and take risks
- Ensuring students understand the relevance of their learning
- Learning based on individual needs

A strong connection with local community:
- Opportunities for students to contribute to the wider community
- Engaging community in the life of the school
- Regular communication with the community

Research-based teaching and learning:
- Ongoing professional development for all staff
- Staff belonging to professional learning communities
- A culture of inquiry
- Data and evidence used to inform planning
 
Developing responsibility:
- Supporting students to manage their own learning
- Encouraging students to set their own learning goals
- Encouraging students to work both independently and collaboratively
- Providing a variety of opportunities for leadership
- Contributing positively to the learning of others
 
An open-minded culture:
- An adult learning environment
- Risk-taking and questioning fundamentals to learning
- Accepting and valuing a range of viewpoints
- Everyone treating each other as they would like to be treated themselves
- Acknowledging and celebrating all cultures within a New Zealand culture
 
A holistic education:
- A co-curricular programme with all students and staff involved
- Students trying new pursuits
- Valuing all endeavours - be they academic, sporting, cultural, service oriented or entrepreneurial
 
An exceptional learning environment:
- A place where everyone feels safe and welcomed
- Caring for our exceptional building and grounds
- Ensuring sustainable practices
- Valuing our natural heritage