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.


School Culture

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

Te Hurihuringa

We are open to new ways of thinking, working, and improving.

Ahua Ngakau

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
  • Resilient
  • Independent learners


  • Able to relate well to others
  • Effective users of communication tools
  • Connected to the land and environment
  • Members of communities
  • International citizens

Actively involved

  • Participants in a range of life contexts
  • Contributors to the well-being of New Zealand –
  • Social, cultural, economic and environmental

Lifelong learners

  • Literate and numerate
  • Critical and creative thinkers
  • Active seekers, users and creators of knowledge
  • Informed decision makers
  • Challenged, inspired

Our Vision

Creating the whole child by standing strong and standing together. E tu kahikatea

Our Mission

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.