Our school Vision is KAHA. This represents our Values:
K -Ka Eke Toku Pai / Our Best Always
A -Auaha / Innovative Creative Learning
H -Hauora / Well Being
A -Ako - Reciprocal Learning
We believe our akonga need these values to be lifelong learners. With these values all akonga can succeed and reach their potential.
Our localised curriculum is called Korowai and from this we use activation activities to identify akonga interests and skill levels. We teach students the appropriate skills needed for them to inquire and solve local issues. The Korowai or overarching themes are:
Te Ao / How the World Works, Cause and Effects, and Nature of Science
Hauora / Health, Wellbeing, and Relationships
Kaitiakitanga / Guardianship, Caring for and Protecting the World
Kotahitanga / Unity, Togetherness, Relationships, Community, Staying Safe
Aotearoa / NZ Culture and History, Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Auahatanga / Creativity and Innovation, Materials and Technology
Our Korowai is weaved into all areas of the daily Midhirst Literacy and Numeracy programmes.
Ko te manu e kai ana te Miro noona te ngahere, Ko te manu e kai ana te mataurangi noona te Ao.
The bird that feeds on the Miro will always live in the forest, The bird that feeds on knowledge will thrive in the wider world.
At Midhirst School we want all our children to thrive in the wider world.
Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou
Na Graham Sands