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Vision Statement

At Te Huruhi we are Confident, Connected and Creative Learners.


  • Confident I am positive in my own identity; motivated with a ‘can-do’ attitude; resilient; and a contributor (Resilience)

  • ConnectedI take part, I participate; I relate well to others; I am an active learner; TurangawaewaeI have concern and feeling for the land, its people and the environment. (Reciprocity)

  • CreativeI amimaginative; expressive and productive; a thinker – critical, reflective, and independent. (Resourcefulness)

  • LearnerI amliterate; numerate; a seeker, creator and wise user of knowledge; developing the skills and habits needed for life-long learning. (Reflectiveness)


Ahakoa he iti he māpihi pounamu

From small things big things grow

School Values      

The Te Huruhi Way is underpinned by five core values – The Five Cs:

Special Characteristics

In celebrating and improving student learning opportunities we will work:

  • To celebrate and value the diversity on our island where cultural and social boundaries are more easily crossed.

  • To maintain open and transparent practice that values and welcomes parent and community involvement in the education of our children.

  • To utilise the resources, taonga and talents of the wider community to support students’ learning.

  • To nurture and promote Maori language and culture throughout the school.

  • To support the development of the Nga Purapura Akoranga immersion unit for any students wishing to participate.

  • To provide each year, increasing opportunities for students to develop their E learning skill and capacity.

  • To celebrate the diverse heritage and culture of students within our school.

Te Huruhi 5Cs

Caring; Courtesy; Cooperation; Commitment, Courage

Manaakitanga; Manawanui, Mahitahi; Mana me Maia

Developing the Person

Building Learning Power

Resilience; Resourcefulness; Reflectiveness and Reciprocity

Manawaroa; Rauhanga; Whaiwhakaaro me Awhi mai awhi atu

Developing the Learner

Cultural Diversity

All cultures within the school will be valued and accepted through modelling and teaching, and the active encouragement and teaching of the Te Huruhi Way and the 5Cs. Staff members will ensure that students from all cultures are treated with respect and dignity, and will support each student to reach their full potential.

Te Huruhi School will ensure that all policies, procedures and school practices reflect the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi in particular, and the diversity of cultures in New Zealand more generally.  Te Huruhi School aims to follow the principles outlined in The Māori Education Strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013 -2017.  The school will develop strategies for developing links to whanau / families to assist with understanding the needs of each individual child.

Te Huruhi School aims to encourage familiarity of all students with Te Reo Maori and Tikanga Maori, and in particular to offer Maori medium education through Nga Purapura Akoranga.  Parents from any cultural background may apply to enrol their children in Nga Purapura Akoranga and become part of the whanau.

.Strategic Goals 2018 To 2020

The following 4 statements are the cornerstones of our Strategic Goals.  They form the basis for our decision making at all levels of the school organisation.

  1. E ngākaunui ana mātou o te kura o Te Huruhi ki ngā āhuatanga katoa o ia tamaiti kia hōhonu, kia whānui ōna wheako akoranga katoa.

At Te Huruhi School we are committed to all students experiencing rich learning in a personalised, differentiated way

  1. Ka puta atu a mātou tamariki mai i te kura me te mātua mōhio ko wai rātou, nō hea rātou, kia tū pakari ai rātou ki roto i te hāpori, otirā i te ao whānui.

Our children will leave our school knowing who they are and their sense of place in the world and local community.

  1. Ka matatau a mātou tamariki ki te pupuri i ngā pūkenga ako ā-reo, ā-tuhi, ā-pāngarau, ā-pūtaiao, ā-toi hoki.

Our children will be Literate and Numerate with lifelong learning skills in Science and the Arts.

  1. Tautoko i ngā ākonga katoa ki te whakawhanake me te whakapakari tētahi tuapapa kia ora ai te tuakiritanga hei tautoko te whakatutuki i ngā marau katoa o Te Kura o Te Huruhi, kia whakauru te reo māori, ōna tikanga me ngā hītori o Aotearoa hei taonga whakahirahira mō tō tātou kura, te taiao me te marautanga.

Support all learners to develop a strong foundation and sense of identity that supports wellbeing and achievement across all areas of Te Huruhi Primary School’s curriculum, and to value, recognise and be inclusive of Te Reo, Tikanga Māori and the history of Aotearoa as important aspects of our school culture, environment and curriculum.

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