Charter and Values
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.
At Newtown School We provide a culturally dynamic learning community that nurtures the seedling of lifelong development and wellbeing and building upon the strengths of our community.
Nuture our school culture/Kia tu rangatira/Kia tau te Reo me ona tikanga.
PB4L Statement of Purpose: To promote a positive, safe and respectful learning environment for all.
We Belong, We Achieve, We Thrive
We are open to new ways of thinking, working, and improving.
We praise our efforts, successes and achievements.
We acknowledge our different ideas, tikanga and values.
We take care of ourselves, whanau and friends.
Whole Child Education
Recognises that our school goes beyond a vision for educating the whole child, to actions that result in learners who are knowledgeable, emotionally and physically healthy, civically active, artistically engaged, prepared for economic self-sufficiency and ready for the world beyond formal schooling
– Connected, Safe, Engaged, Healthy, Challenged and Supported
- Positive in their own identity
- Motivated and reliable
- Independent learners
- Able to relate well to others
- Effective users of communication tools
- Connected to the land and environment
- Members of communities
- International citizens
- Participants in a range of life contexts
- Contributors to the well-being of New Zealand –
- Social, cultural, economic and environmental
- Literate and numerate
- Critical and creative thinkers
- Active seekers, users and creators of knowledge
- Informed decision makers
- Challenged, inspired
Creating the whole child by standing strong and standing together. E tu kahikatea
We provide a culturally dynamic learning community that provides the best environment to nurture lifelong development and wellbeing by building upon the strengths of our community.
We offer a choice of Māori and English medium education and actively work in partnership with parents and Whanau as the first teachers of children. We work with community partners to provide multiple pathways to health and wellbeing.