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Whakawhānau Ngatanga
Effective relationships

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Mā te ako tahi, ka eke ngā ākonga ki ngā taumata teitei.

Through collaborative learning approaches, our students build strong relationships that help them to work and achieve together.

The schools will be welcoming and inclusive, and students/whānau and the community will feel a sense of belonging.

Student and staff diversity will be reflected and celebrated by both schools, and students will learn compassion, tolerance and a wider worldview due to being exposed to this diversity.

How will we achieve
the aspiration?


  • We will create and maintain a sense of belonging in how teachers interact with students and in the design of the spaces students use.

  • Opportunities to run school/campus-wide events, and events that allow year levels to mix.

  • We will continue to follow restorative practices, and to apply the principles of Positive Behaviour for Learning.

  • We will continue to develop our inclusive practice to support all learners to be the best they can be.

  • Student-led interest clubs and events will be encouraged.

  • We will ensure that achievement info is available to support strong home school partnership based on transparent access to information (real-time).

  • We will continue to develop opportunities for interactions with families to be student-led.

  • We will continue to strive for an atmosphere where parents and other community members feel welcome in our setting.

What space will be required
to enable the aspiration?


  • Visibility – students and teachers working and learning.

  • Spaces are designed so that student and staff collaboration is enabled and encouraged.

  • Bookable spaces which can be used by teachers and students throughout the day.

  • Permeable spaces which encourage teachers/ students/community to come into a space rather than be a barrier.

  • Pastoral/wellbeing hub.

  • Multi-use, flexible, purposeful spaces for learning providing a range of learning spaces that meet students’ diverse learning needs.

  • Breakout spaces for small group work and 1:1 mentoring.  

  • Quiet and private spaces to meet individual needs of students, scattered throughout all learning spaces.

  • Staff workspaces that provide space and opportunity for individual and collaborative planning and work.

  • Connections between specialist and general learning spaces that students and staff can access with ease.

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