Our Values 'Manawatanga'
Values are the ideals that give significance to our live, that are reflected through the priorities we choose, and that we act on consistently and repeatedly.
Brian Hall (1994:39)
Our Values at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School
Manawatanga represent the heartbeat of how and why we do things at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa. In a traditional sense, these represent the values of our kura and are the learning values/ behaviours that we will look to develop and grow across ākonga, kaiako and whānau. Manawatanga will allow us to thrive in both learning and life.
Manawa Manaaki (caring)
Manawa Taruna (connected)
Manawa Pākiki (curious)
Manawa Kaha (courageous)
Manawa Auaha (creative)
Through ongoing consultation with our learning community, School Board, foundational kaiako (teachers) and kaimanawa (learners), our Manawatanga will be refined and finalised for use within many elements of the kura. Manawatanga will help to frame our language of learning.
Our Graduate Profile is used for kaimanawa, their whānau and Kaiako to track progress against our Manawatanga Values.
Learning partners will regularly evaluate kaimanawas progress on the Graduate Profile through Manawa ki te Manawa hui and set goals from these evaluations. Āko Hapori (Learning Communities) use Graduate Profile daily for learning intentions, and reflective peer and self assessments that are shared using talk frames on Seesaw (Learning Portfolio) and also serves as the foundation for kaiako to write Learning Stories - formative learning narratives used for assessment and reporting in HERO (online, real time reporting tool) with learning partners.