Waihopai Way

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