We strongly encourage our students to value:

Excellence – Pai Rawa
Aiming high, striving, hard work, persistence, resilience

“One of the best things about growing up in New Zealand is that if you are prepared to work hard and have faith in yourself, truly anything is possible.”

~ Sir Peter Jackson

Diversity – Rerenga Ketanga
Tolerance, empathy, justice, inclusiveness

“They are us. But with that memory comes a responsibility. A responsibility to be the place that we wish to be. A place that is diverse, that is welcoming, that is kind and compassionate. Those values represent the very best of us.”

~ Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Integrity – Ngakau Pono
Honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness, accountability, courage

“Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s life”

~ Michelle Obama

Creativity – Auahatanga
Openness, wonderment, fun, intuition, risk taking, originality, excitement

“Creativity involves breakingout of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way”

~ Edward de Bono