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Our Philosophy

Our Overarching Aim

Ako - Effective Learning for all

Our Vision

Creative, Connected, Concerned, Life-long Learners

Our Mission

Every learner leaves school with a passion for learning and a kete of strategies to use in every area of life 

"We are a SMALL school, doing BIG things!"

Strategic Initiatives 2020

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Hauora

To provide a relevant and holistic education for our children that fosters creativity, balance, wellbeing and a lifelong enthusiasm for learning.

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Whakamana

To enable our learners to reach their potential with a focus on empowering each with skills to suit their specific learning needs and styles.

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Whanaungatanga

To support every child to connect with their school, teachers, friends, whānau and community in ways that nourish and nurture both the child and those they relate to.

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Kaitiakitanga

To continue growing our environmental awareness (especially about ecosystems and sustainability) and to understand what roles and responsibilities we might have as individuals and as a society.

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Kāhui Ako

To leverage the great work done by the local Kāhui Ako group for the benefit of our children and teaching staff.

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Kaitiaki o te kaupapa

To govern the school effectively and efficiently so that our pupils, staff and community prosper and flourish.

Our Values

These are some of the core values we cherish and aspire to model at South Featherston School

Honesty

KINDNESS

Perserverance

RESPECT

Ecological

Sustainability

Resourcefulness

Inclusiveness

Excellence

Integrity

Resilience

Responsibility

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Charter Document

Read our charter in full including strategic information about our school's approach to the recognising New Zealand's cultural diversity, the Treaty of Waitangi, and the national priorities for professional and learning development - as well as information on our school's local priorities, its philosophy on learning and teaching and consultation process on the Charter itself.