School Culture & C.C.C.

The 3 C’s:
Our school culture is based on the core character virtues – Committment, Common Sense and Consideration, referred to as the 3 C’s. These virtues are modelled by staff in their relationship with each other and with students. Our Hauora (Health) programme incorporates the virtues programme as an integral part of our curriculum. Students are encouraged to demonstrate these virtues both in the classroom and in the playground. Additional virtues are added each term.

Our school culture is about each student making a commitment to personal learning, with every child striving to be the best they can be and developing competency in literacy and numeracy. Having a growth mindset towards improving in all areas of school life, and developing resilience and persistence are a key focus of our programme.

Building a strong whaanau spirit is part of our school culture. Students have the opportunity to work with a minimum of three whanau teachers to support their learning. Students are divided evenly between the four houses (named after local rivers): Mangawhero - Red, Piako - Blue, Waihou - Green and Waitoa - Yellow.