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SCHOOL LIFE

GENERAL

Our vision is to grow confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners. At Tapanui we want our Year 6 graduate students to:

  • Be confident, resilient, happy and have a sense of fun

  • Be strong in their own identity and connected to their whakapapa

  • Be actively involved in their education, participating meaningfully in local and wider communities

  • Have the capacity for lifelong learning, being digitally literate and a good communicator

  • Be prepared to take risks and adaptive to change - manawanui/perseverance

  • Have achieved to the best of their ability - hiranga/excellence

  • Be compassionate, caring and accepting of diversity - mana taurite/equity

  • Be ethical decision makers and responsible citizens - whakaute/respect

  • Be curious, creative and critical thinkers

  • Have a confident understanding of tikanga Māori and a basic grasp of Te Reo

  • Be problem solvers

  • Be able to manage themselves and their emotions positively and effectively

  • Communicate assertively and express themselves with empathy.

OUR SCHOOL VISION

 

We expect our children to leave Tapanui as confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners. We will learn and grow together, developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to contribute meaningfully in our world.

ACTIVELY INVOLVED

 

Actively Involved students are focused and committed in making a positive difference to the communities they are involved in. They also understand differences in the ways that people learn. 

CONFIDENT

 

Confident students are effective communicators who are adaptable to change and resilient in a variety of situations. They take every opportunity to develop their abilities to use their initiative, collaborate, problem solve, think critically, use their imagination and be resourceful.

CONNECTED

 

Connected students are interdependent. They collaborate and communicate across geographical boundaries. They need to develop positive inter-personal skills, be curious and use a variety of communication tools to observe, record, share and reflect on their world.

LIFELONG LEARNER

 

Students who are Life Long Learners enjoy problem solving, questioning, thinking, taking responsible risks, tackling challenges and inquiry. They are able to adapt and are ready for changing situations and the innovations of the future.

OUR SCHOOL VALUES

PERSEVERANCE / MANAWANUI

 

Persevering in all my learning and my relationships

EXCELLENCE / HIRANGA

 

Always striving to do my best with the right attitude

EQUITY / MANA TAURITE

 

Caring, cooperative, compassionate, connecting

RESPECT / WHAKAUTE

 

Being responsible, showing integrity