Vision and Values
Our vision is: Achieving excellence as a community of life-long learners.
Below the vision statement are the 4Cs that have been present in our curriculum for a few years now. The definitions have been developed as part of the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) project at school, and are now the key drivers for the Board of Trustee’s strategic goals for the school.
Achieving excellence as a community of lifelong learners is the aspirational goal for all learners at Oranga School, both children and adults. It comes from nine years of consultation with parents, teachers and children and has been changed and simplified over the years. The vision statement forms the foundation of the school’s charter and strategic plan.
Increase learning for all - Rich pedagogy that motivates, engages and connects learners for success is embedded in our practice.
Create a culture that fosters learning - A curriculum that promotes wellbeing, cultural responsiveness, and celebrates diversity.
Develop partnerships within our classroom, school and community - Our school reflects and grows community connections.
Manaakitanga - We respect, support and care for each other and those in our community.
Hiringa- We persevere and are determined to do our best.
Aroha - We demonstrate empathy and compassion towards others.
Oranga School is committed to meeting Te Tiriti o Waitangi and recognises the importance and uniqueness of New Zealand’s bicultural heritage. We promote tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori through our expectation that;
- all teachers integrate Te Reo Māori into their classroom programme
- begin the day with karakia and waiata
- Kapa haka is promoted and available for students
- whānau hui occur each term
- school occasions/events follow tikanga Māori and incorporate Te Reo Māori where possible
All cultures within our school are valued, appreciated and celebrated. Teaching and learning at Oranga School promotes and values the traditions, histories and languages of those cultures within our school, community and New Zealand.