Vision and Values

School Vision

Our School Vision is: ‘Growing Excellence through innovative constantly evolving personalised learning’.

Our Key Values are: Responsibility, Respect, Excellence and Inquiry are of great importance to us. These values are embedded in everything we do and learn at Mission Heights Primary School in our pursuit to achieve and ‘Grow Excellence’.

Our School Motto is: ‘Growing Excellence’. At Mission Heights Primary School ‘Growing Excellence’ is about developing a habit, it is not a single act. Our vision is to enable students to achieve excellence in learning and in life by providing a rigorous, engaging, challenging and future-focused curriculum. Expecting excellence for all at Mission Heights Primary School is aimed at inspiring and directing students’ best efforts within the classroom and beyond to become active, positive and productive future citizens in a rapidly changing world.

‘Growing Excellence’ at Mission Heights Primary School is:

  • immersing students in the full range of the school curriculum.
  • recognising diverse forms of excellence.
  • providing students with opportunities to learn through multiple modalities.
  • valuing subject matter as important in its own right and as a vehicle to think critically.
  • recognising that knowledge forms the backbone for creativity.
  • expecting students to achieve more than what others think is possible.
  • teaching students to apply their learning to practical, real-world problems.
  • promoting students’ ability to understand things from multiple viewpoints and to appreciate diversity.
  • developing students’ understanding that what is “true” now may not be true in the future and may not have been true in the past.
  • teaching students to take personal responsibility for mistakes and learn from them from an early age.
  • teaching students to care about people other than themselves and to think about the effects of their actions on others and the environment both in the present and in the future.
  • teaching students to use their knowledge ethically, promoting the universal values of integrity, honesty and compassion.

Supporting, emphasising and empowering all students to learn and achieve personal excellence is at the centre of everything that we do at Mission Heights Primary School.

School Values

The New Zealand Curriculum identifies a number of values that have widespread community support.  These values are encouraged, modeled and explored by students in the day to day life of the school.  The table below matches the National Curriculum values with those of Mission Heights Primary School.

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New Zealand Curriculum ValuesRelevant Mission Heights Primary School value/s
excellence
by aiming high and by persevering in the face of difficulties
excellence
innovation, inquiry and curiosity
by thinking critically, creatively and reflectively
inquiry
excellence
diversity
as found in our different cultures, languages, and heritages
respect
equity
through fairness and social justice
respect
responsibility
community and participation
for the common good
respect
responsibility
ecological sustainability
which includes care for the environment
respect
responsibility
inquiry
integrity
which involves being honest, responsible, and accountable and acting ethically
respect
responsibility
excellence