Our Philosophy or Kaupapa is our way of doing things, and what we believe in.  We have strong values.

School rules:

"Safety first, respect always, environment matters"

  1. RANGIMARIE - We seek to be at peace with self, other and the environment and explore the values of education for peace- with grace, generosity and gratitude

  2. WHAKAPAPA - We contribute to the Montessori education movement through furthering the work and legacy of Maria Montessori,

  3. AKO - The adolescent / adult learner is central in our curriculum and so consciously we challenge conventional approaches to education – We continuously ask "What if…?" 

  4. WAIRUATANGA - We respect and acknowledge the dual heritage of the partners of Te Tiriti o Waitangi using Te Reo, and embrace the intent of the treaty to validate biculturalism in Aotearoa

  5. MANAAKITANGA - We recognise and show gratitude for the diversity of people from different ages, genders, cultures, nationalities, abilities, perspectives, and orientations; and acknowledge their contributions to our multicultural society. 

  6. TURANGAWAEWAE - We recognize our place and our time; here (location in Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand) and now (21st century and beyond)

  7. RANGATIRATANGA - We recognise and use the strengths of ourselves and each other in our community

  8. WHANAUNGATANGA - We are inspired by each other

  9. KOTAHITANGA - We cooperate with others in youth education and adult education;

  10. UKAIPOTANGA - We maintain the highest standards of respect, dignity, nobility, trust, professionalism and integrity.