Values are deeply held beliefs about what is important or desirable. They are expressed though the ways people act and think. At Hikutaia School we value; Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Resilience, Co-Operation & Enthusiasm. These values are encouraged, modelled and given opportunity to be explored.

Respect – for ourselves, others and the environment.

  • Treat other people and their property with consideration
  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Make an effort for yourself – be the best you can
  • Treat the environment (Papatuanuku, Tangaroa and Ranginui) as a precious resource.
  • Thinking for ourselves
  • Look after yourself but not at the exclusion of others

Resilience – staying strong.

  • Taking risks, giving it a go.
  • Learning from our mistakes – Building strategies to cope
  • Stick-ability – keep going – Perseverance
  • Self-awareness – next steps

Excellence – in everything we do.

  • Striving to do our best
  • Acknowledge the possibility of failure as we strive for excellence.

Co-Operation – working together.

  • Working together as a team
  • Respect for other people’s views
  • Working for the benefit of the ‘whole’.

Integrity – Living life above the line.

  • Ownership
  • Accountability
  • Responsibility

Enthusiasm – a positive attitude.

  • Passion for learning and life.
  • Excitement and interest in things.
  • Self-motivation