Principles

Beliefs

Whananaki School will Seek to Enable All Students
  • Develop a love of learning and a strong foundation for life long learning. This includes an ability to inquire thoroughly, problem solve meaningful, work independently, make choices and cope with change.
  • Prepare for their next educational level and achieve at their highest academic standard.
  • Demonstrate confidence, enthusiasm and a positive sense of self-esteem and encourage leadership.
  • Develop and foster core values of respect and caring.
  • Appreciate, value and celebrate differences among people.
  • Work with ease in the ever changing world of information technology.
  • Develop a sense of belonging and self worth, irrespective of ability, disability or ethnic background.
  • Foster imagination and creativity.
  • Take responsibility for their own learning and understand their learning style.
  • Develop and flourish within a positive and community linked environment.

Local Beliefs

  • To preserve the friendly, small school atmosphere.

  • To utilise our historical, cultural and environmental heritage.

  • To demonstrate courtesy and respect for oneself and others.

  • To be confident in all forms of communication.

  • To develop ability in Literacy and Numeracy.

  • To foster an awareness of local history and environment needs.

  • To have the opportunity for contact with other schools, people and cultures.