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Whiria te tāngata
Our Vision, Values, Culture and Beliefs

Whiria te tāngata is a Māori whakatauki (proverb) meaning Weave the people together. 

The purpose of this visual is to develop clarity and a shared understanding of why our school exists, who we are, what we stand for, what is most important to us.

The Ngākau (heart): Our culture sits right at the heart/ngākau of everything we do. The ngākau weaves together the concepts of Whanaungatanga and Ako.

Whanaungatanga: This concept is about developing a strong sense of relationships, connection, and sense of belonging. We recognise that relationships underpin all learning, and the importance of seeing the whole child.
~ The 3 most important things in our school are relationships, relationships, relationships.

Ako: The concept of ako means to both teach and to learn, and the strong relationship between the two.

This is then supported by Our Vision, values and key beliefs around teaching and learning.