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.

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

Respecting others is a key part of every day life, and understanding this at a young age is key to getting along with others. We respect others space, person, belongings, and ideas.

Never Give-up

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

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 published in the School Newsletter and celebrated on our School Facebook page.


At the end of each term, one lucky student will be given a hoodie with our Arakura School values on it to celebrate their outstanding achievements. To decide on which students receive the hoodie, we count up how many MANA Cards each student has received that term, and with consideration to other behaviour or attitudes, we narrow it down to our winners!