When Waitākiri School was established in 2014 the Board of Trustees and leadership team consulted with the community to find out what parents wanted for their children. The question was asked what were the qualities and attributes a Waitākiri School student should embody?
The response led to the identification of the REAL CHOICES values. In 2015 we have refined the values and motto of our school to:
Waitākiri School a place of REAL Heroes!
This means children who:
espect self, others and the environment
chieve to the best of their ability, and are...
Children who display these values are REAL Heroes!
We believe in learning together in a respectful environment. The school has a structured, positive approach to learning, both in the classroom and in the playground.
Waitākiri School responds to inappropriate behaviour at school with "Mucked up, Own up, Put it right, Move on". This process allows our children to have a consistent response from staff when they make poor decisions or 'muck up'. It is consistent with the understanding that it is the behaviour we want to change (and we want the child to change) so rather than labelling the child we are specific about how they have mucked up and then guide them through the steps so that they can move on.
Feel free to use the same language at home if it helps your child to take responsibility for his/her behaviour.