Vision and Values2023-08-10T10:19:01+00:00

Vision and Values

Our Mission Statement

Our School is Our Waka and Learning is Our Journey

 It is a journey of creativity and curiosity to excite children’s learning, a journey embracing Kaitiakitanga set in our unique environment.  It is a journey of rights and responsibility where children’s growth is the core of all that we do.  It is a journey we share and one that requires partnerships and the strength of the ‘Team.’  It is a journey of risk taking, independence, resilience and initiative.  It is a journey valuing individuality and trust, accepting difference and celebrating success at every paddle stroke.

It is a journey for our students’ future to unknown shores.

School Logo

Central to the Ngunguru School logo is He Matau (the hook).  This hook reflects the tools necessary to sustain life here in our unique aquatic environment.  Its parallel symbolism is the skills, knowledge and attitudes our students need to sustain lifelong learning.

The rope that secures the Hook is made of five woven strands.  These strands are our school values that combine to hold firm our vision Pupuri te Pihukahuka mo te Akoranga – Hooked on Learning .

The Tūkaiaia – the legendary guardian bird of  Ngātiwai sits above he matau with wings spread wide protecting and guiding the learning and future of our students.

Our Values

Ngunguru’s Values incorporate students developing a set of moral principles and beliefs that reflect our community and its expectations.

It is our desire that these beliefs framed in the school setting will in turn determine our school values.  These five key values groups are:

  • The self
  • Learning
  • Others – Kotahitanga
  • The Environment – Kaitiakitanga
  • Society

Together they combine to provide a well balanced framework for modelling and developing students attitudes and behaviours within Ngunguru School and beyond.