Waihopai School Values

Learning Together, Striving for Excellence

Ako ngātahi tātou, tohea tonu mō te hiranga

Waihopai School promotes:

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Success and achievement
  • Self-esteem and respect for others
  • Honesty
  • Acceptance, inclusion and teamwork
  • Fairness
  • Friendliness
  • An environment where children enjoy their learning experiences and want to come to school
  • Educational opportunity for those with high needs through physical disability

The students are encouraged to:

  • Enjoy learning and confidently accept new challenges
  • Strive for success and maximise their potential
  • Take a growing responsibility for their learning and behaviour
  • Accept difference and demonstrate respect for and tolerance of others
  • Develop their individuality and personality
  • Enjoy New Zealand’s bicultural heritage and multi-cultural diversity

The Staff are expected to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of, and commitment to, the mission, vision and values of the school
  • See themselves as a team, and participate as appropriate, in decision making
  • Maintain the highest level of professionalism
  • Provide interesting teaching programmes that challenge and extend all students according to their ability
  • Recognise, celebrate and share success
  • Demonstrate a commitment to inclusion of biculturalism and to recognise multiculturalism in teaching programmes as appropriate