A strong cultural fabric that guides our values day

As partners of Te Tiriti o Waitangi we are committed to growing an environment that strengthens te ao Māori through our practice and through connection to our local community.

Staying connected to the past, present and future is important to us. Our values are ngā hononga (regular and ongoing engagement with iwi), te reo me ōna tikanga (reorua/te reo is naturally woven into our everyday language) and aromatawai (we ensure all assessments are culturally relevant for all tamariki). Most importantly, we understand every child is an individual. We celebrate diversity and inclusiveness across cultural, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds so everyone feels welcome, every day.

Rautaki Ahurea Cultural Strategy


Our purpose embraces a Māori worldview by demonstrating our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
In doing so we aim to be a key contributor to the language revitalisation journey of Aotearoa that ensures Te Reo Rangatira not only survives, but thrives in our services and wider communities.