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 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 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 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.
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