Values Ngā Uara

The Values at Arakura School are things that we think every child needs in order to be lifelong contributing members of our community and society.

Our Values closely link with our school and our community. They have been part of a collaborative effort with students, whanau, and staff assisted by our PB4L Team

 

Make Positive Choices
Every day we are faced with choices. Depending on which choice we make often determines an outcome. Making the right choice will lead to a better outcome more often than not.
 
Act with Respect
Respect is a key element to getting along with other people. We are all different in different ways, and all require respect from others.
 
Never Give Up Attitude

Putting in additional effort; going above and beyond what is expected; bettering themselves, and striving for excellence in every moment of every day are all great ways of never giving up.

 
Always show Empathy

Thinking of others first is not an easy thing to do, but is vital to every day life; getting to know others and working with others on a day to day basis is a key skill. Understanding things from others point of view is important.

 

MANA Cards

Every two weeks, we have a particular focus that the staff look for throughout the school. Each teacher hands out MANA Cards to students who are showing these values. These are then put into a prize draw and winners names pulled out during School Assembly on Friday. Winners names are also published in the School Newsletter.

At the end of each term, one of these winners will be given a hoodie with our Arakura School values on it to celebrate their outstanding achievements.