Welcome to Aorere College
Aorere College is the school of our hearts. There is something really special about our school. Visitors to the school frequently comment on this. The aroha and tautua that our school embodies is a palpable experience for visitors.
Our special character can be summed up in four core principles.
The first of these is whanaungatanga. It is the relationships we build amongst ourselves and with our wider community. It is the respect we show others. It is the interest we show in each other’s lives and cultures and the way we accept and celebrate our differences.
The second of these is manaakitanga. This is the care and love we demonstrate for each other. We show this through our inclusive attitudes and actions, when we make space for everyone in our school and allow them to be themselves without judgement. We also show this when we support others with friendship and share sometimes precious resources with each other. We show this when we put the needs of others first.
Tikanga is the third principle that forms the basis of all that we do at Aorere College. It is the way we behave in certain situations, it is the rituals that underpin our experience of our school, such as assemblies and pōwhiri, it is knowing what is right and appropriate to say and do in a variety of contexts. It is representing the school in a way that enhances our mana.
The ultimate principle that informs our special character is rangatiratanga. This principle describes the chiefly qualities of leadership developed when we take responsibility for the well-being of each other so that all can thrive and be successful. Collectively we are stronger working together.
These principles are what make us a tight knit whānau of over 1600 students, 100 teachers and 50 support staff. Aorere College is a school where students thrive. Our school is safe and inclusive and we are closely connected to and responsive to our community. Students of this college embrace and value their cultures, heritages and languages and achieve at the highest levels in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits. We are proud of our students’ achievements and the recognition they gain both regionally and nationally. Aorere College is a school that produces well rounded, valuable citizens who are ready for life’s challenges.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Mrs Leanne Webb