School Values Consultation

Values: To be encouraged, modelled, and explored.

Values are deeply held beliefs about what is important or desirable. They are expressed through the ways in which people think and act.” The New Zealand Curriculum

Background

This year we have listened to our parents and Māori whānau, asked our students for their ideas, and discussed at staff meetings what is important or desirable for our students at Newbury School. This process has resulted in the 13 values identified as the most common themes from all of our combined discussions.

We have also attempted to show how the values below relate to the concepts of; Manaakitanga (caring, looking out for each other), Whanaungatanga (treat everyone as your family) and Kotahitanga (being as one, the same, treating everyone as the same), three concepts that came through strongly at our recent whānau hui.

We need to narrow this down further and request that you complete the voting form (linked below) to help with this process. Your thoughts are valued and we want to hear from everyone. FYI, students will be completing their own voting at school. We are aiming to confirm the final values by the end of this year so that they are all in place for the start 2017. Please return to the school office as soon as possible. Thank you!

Term 4 Week 3 - Values voting paper.pdf

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