Our Vision, Our Values, Our Beliefs

Tō mātou wawata | Our vision

Mauria te pono (Believe in yourself)

We want our ākonga to reach their full potential in everything they do, by believing in themselves. That means putting our tamariki at the centre of everything we do in providing them with a positive learning environment that is responsive to the physical, academic, cultural, social and emotional growth of each tamaiti.

Ō mātou uara Our values

At Tawhero, Aroha, Whakapono and Tumanako are demonstrated by our actions that we:

put the success of our ākonga at the forefront of everything we do

respect each other, ākonga, their whānau and our partner organisations

see strength in diversity

celebrate innovation and success

communicate openly and honestly

Ō mātou whakapono Our beliefs

Our planning is guided by three core beliefs:

Living Te Tiriti o Waitangi │The Treaty of Waitangi

Tawhero School acknowledges Te Tiriti o Waitangi as Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document and the basis of a mutually beneficial relationship between Māori and the Crown. We place our work in the context of the Treaty principles.

Ensuring ākonga are at the centre of everything we do

This is the theme connecting every aspect of our planning. We at Tawhero have high aspirations for all ākonga and support this by working with whānau, community in designing and delivering education that responds to their needs, identity, language and culture.

Delivering high-quality, future-focused teaching and learning

This is our core role. We are part of an educational system working to strengthen systems, structures, and practices to address and support learning needs for all ākonga in the 21st century.