Our School Values drive how we treat people at Knighton Normal School.
We believe it is important for children to have opportunities to be unique and practice the art of being creative. We believe they can do this by:
Learning that mistakes are part of learning.
Having opportunities to discover their strengths or interests.
Giving opportunities to be involved in the day to day life of the school.
Valuing the arts. Providing a holistic integrated curriculum.
Allowing children to take risks with their learning in a safe, caring environment.
Listening to student voice.
Focussing on having fun with our learning.
Acknowledging the process, not just the product.
Feel safe to share different ideas and take risks.
Being encouraged to use our initiative and innovate.
We believe that success for all comes back to the importance of knowing each child as an individual. We want every child to find their strength, passion and talents.
- Shared vision of what success looks like at KNS.
- Recognising everyone is unique- valuing diversity in culture, personality and experiences.
- Showing your care and support.
- The power of ‘doing their best’.
- Celebrating success.
- Finding your passion.
- Providing multiple opportunities in a range of areas- Academic, Sporting, Service and Cultural.
- Striving to do our ‘best’.
- Having high expectations.
We believe developing resilience is about providing opportunities for children to “fail successfully” within a supportive environment that allows them to grow and move forward with new knowledge and understanding.
Value and recognise effort.
Discuss what strategies we can use if we are stuck.
Learn from mistakes- expected, respected, inspected, corrected.
Becoming self aware.
Knowing what to do when things get tough.
Pushing our comfort zones.
Kia Kaha, can do attitude, accept challenges and disappointments, self belief, manawanui.
Knowing who can help us and knowing we are not alone
We want every child to feel a part of Knighton Normal School. To know what makes KNS special and how they can contribute to the daily life of the school. We are whaanau.
- Valuing and accepting others.
- Celebrating diversity.
- Inform, Engage, Involve.
- School Events.
- Positive Relationships- ‘knowing each other’.
- Taking on Leadership and Responsibilities around the school.
- Feel accepted / Friendships.
- My culture and background is celebrated.
- Learning skills for building and maintaining relationships.
- KNS is a safe place to learn and have fun.
- Power of a TEAM.
Accepting ourselves, being independent, being socially responsible, playing by rules, thinking first, confident, inclusiveness
At Knighton developing, acknowledging and promoting hauora within our kura and community is a shared responsibility. We believe that hauora encompasses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well being.
Taha tinana – physical well being
Taha hinengaro – mental and emotional well being
Taha whanau – social well being
Taha wairua –spiritual well being
Know how to make positive choices for my well-being.
We are all in this together.
Every child needs a hero.
Meeting the needs of our children.
Developing awareness of breath
Creating balance in our lives.
Respect underpins every interaction at Knighton.
Understanding the power of manners and respecting your elders.
Where all voices are heard.
Respect for self, others and the environment.
Having empathy for others-
We have the opportunity to make someone's day with what we say and do.
Equity for all.
Valuing yourself and others.
The power of active listening.