About Us

Our Vision

At the heart of our school lies our vision

Our students become lifelong learners

They are mentored to have realistic goals with a personal vision for their future. They have developed a rich conscious repertoire of thinking skills which they use with increasing confidence to lead their own learning to achieve personal excellence. They have developed a rich conscious repertoire of thinking skills which they use with increasing confidence to lead their own learning to achieve personal excellence.

Our learning environment utilises different teaching techniques

We personalise learning and cater for all learning styles. We believe in working collaboratively to provide classroom experiences which make links within and across learning areas and sectors of the school.

We connect with our community and use community expertise

Parents are actively involved in all aspects of school programmes and through our open door policy. We engage our Māori community and encourage their involvement in our curriculum and teaching. We embrace our bicultural foundations, local heritage and value cultural diversity.

Education is about partnerships

We connect with our community and use community expertise. Parents are actively involved in all aspects of school programmes and through our open door policy. We engage our Māori community and encourage their involvement in our curriculum and teaching. We embrace our bicultural foundations, local heritage and value cultural diversity.

We create inclusive environments where students and staff feel safe, listened to and respected

Hauora is ensured through our management of relationships. Our students take responsibility for their own actions. Our school respect for students is demonstrated by honouring and listening to students.

Our communication systems are transparent, open and honest

We work collaboratively towards achieving our shared vision

School-Wide Expectations

Be Respectful

Our words and actions show aroha and manaakitanga towards ourselves and others

Be Responsible

We look after ourselves, others, property, and the environment

Be Ready to Learn

We look, we listen, we’re organised, and we take every opportunity to learn

Learning Philosophy

We believe

  • Every person is a passionate learner
  • Individuals learn at different rates and in different ways
  • Learning is a lifelong process
  • Every person wants to succeed
  • Self-esteem enhances learning and learning enhances self-esteem
  • Education and learning are shared responsibilities among students, family, school, community and society at large
  • Working collaboratively is essential in a competitive world

We want to develop children who

  • Have a positive attitude toward learning
  • Know how to learn and hence become lifelong learners and problem solvers
  • Are self-motivating and set challenging though realistic personal goals
  • Have developed a rich conscious set of thinking skills and strategies they use with confidence
  • Have developed sound literacy and numeracy skills
  • Have developed a sound digital and information literacy
  • Possess knowledge and wisdom, character, emotional and social maturity
  • Appreciate and live by our core values

We believe great things happen when

  • Students are involved in decision making about their own learning; particularly in the setting of goals
  • Learning is well-connected to the world in which they live their lives and to their abilities, interests, and culture
  • Learning recognises the individual nature of intelligence and learning style
  • Students receive continual feedback/feedforward from teachers, peers, parents and other external sources
  • Assessment is closely linked with the students’ own learning utilising a number of strategies including self-assessment and peer assessment
  • Teachers have high expectations of every student, understand quality and produce quality products
  • We develop a safe, trusting and fun environment which encourages and supports students to “have a go”
  • The home is actively involved in the child’s learning

Coastal Values

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Cooperation

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Openness

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Tolerance

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Aroha

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Sustainability

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Accountability

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Leading and learning

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