New Vision and Values
In 2020 we spent a lot of time talking and listening with students, families and staff about what is important at our school. We asked those in our learning community to share values that are important to them, and to talk about what we want for our school in the future.
Our new vision is KA MAHI TAHI TĀTOU, KA TAUA TĀTOU - Working as one, so we all succeed. Success at school is not limited to academic ability, it is different for every learner but it is our role as a school to provide the right culture, resources and support to help our tauira to be confident and successful learners. We know that our teaching and learning goes both ways and that our teaching staff have so much they can learn from our students and whanau, which is why our whakatauki applies to everyone in our learning community.
Ngā tikanga, the values that underpin the way that our school works have also been updated:
KAITIAKITANGA - Guardianship
MANAAKITANGA - Kindness
WHANAUNGATANGA - Connection
MAURI ORA - Wellbeing
Paascalino Schaller has worked with our students to create a music video that shares our new school vision and values. He has worked alongside our writers, dancers, musicians, producers, directors and editors...and we are very excited to now share their work with you. This video celebrates our people and our place, and shows our community what we value here at Avalon Intermediate. Thank you to all of our students who have helped to create this over the past 10 weeks - you are so very clever!