Our Vision, Values and strategic goals
'A time to learn - He wā ki te ako' is our school motto.
We are currently developing our school vision.
Our values are:
Ready to Learn
We have Maori interpretations of these values, so we can understand and demonstrate these values in a deeper sense.
Whanonga pono o Alexandra Primary:
Manaakitanga: hospitality, kindness, generosity, support - the process of showing respect, generosity and care for others.
“Our kura is a place where everybody and anybody who attends, visits, works here feels a true sense of place and belonging.”
Kaitiakitanga: guardianship, stewardship, trusteeship, trustee.
Kaitiaki: trustee, minder, guard, custodian, guardian, caregiver, keeper, steward
“Taking care of our kura, classroom, environment / nature, community, peers, kaiako, selves...Te Ao!”
Whakatau te wairua
Whakatau: to decide, settle, prepare, determine, arbitrate, adjudicate.
Wairua: spirit, soul - spirit of a person which exists beyond death. It is the non-physical spirit, distinct from the body and the mauri. To some, the wairua resides in the heart or mind of someone while others believe it is part of the whole person and is not located at any particular part of the body.
“When our inner self is settled / prepared, we can fully engage and enjoy our learning.”
Under our 2019-2021 School Charter we have six strategic goals:
Goal 1: Student Success - We empower each other
Goal 2: Leading Learning - We inspire each other
Goal 3: Relationships - We nurture each other
Goal 4: Research and Development - We always learn - unlearn - relearn
Goal 5: Cultural Competency - To provide inclusive and productive learning environments for diverse students
Goal 6: Property - To provide an environment conducive to effective learning