Wellington Girls’ College has four school values.
Our values are what we, as a community, believe are important.
In 2018 we introduced and unpacked our values and their meanings in our form classes and discussed ways in which we could demonstrate them – individually and as a school community.
This year we continue to have a broad focus on our values, celebrating them by:
Hospitality, kindness, generosity, support – the process of showing respect, generosity and care for others.
Mana – Prestige | aki – encourage | tanga – Makes a verb into a noun
Manaaki – To support, take care of | tanga – makes a verb into a noun
(adjective) be dogged, resilient
(noun) stamina, doggedness, grit, staying power, endurance, resilience, fortitude
Manawa – The heart of a person inclusive of the essence of the heart (emotions) / breath | Roa– long / lengthen
Manawaroa – Learning to control / lengthen your emotions
(verb) to be loyal, faithful, dependable, sincere
(modifier) loyal, faithful, dependable, sincere
(noun) loyalty, allegiance, dependability, sincerity, integrity
ngākau– Heart, mind, soul (emotions) | Pono – Be true, honest, genuine, sincere
ngākau pono – Having a true heart, being true to yourself and others
(verb) (-tia) to ennoble, treat with dignity, honour, revere, venerate
(modifier) honouring, revering, esteeming, respecting, venerating
(noun) veneration, honouring, respect, regard
Whaka– To cause something to happen – cause to be | Rangatira – Chief, to be of high rank, noble, esteemed, have great mana
Whakakarangatira – To become / make a rangatira / someone of high mana and esteem through being respectful / enhancing other’s mana
Our values, mission statement, principles, vision and strategic plan are inextricably interconnected, reflect the culture of WGC and provide the framework for all for planning and decision making in relation to the core business of the college: the education of our students.
The outcome is to enable our rangatahi to
experience a curriculum that supports, empowers, acknowledges, values, affirms, encourages, and engages them.
We will celebrate learning
We will embrace diversity
We will nurture creativity
We will encourage innovation
We will optimise our resources
We will promote staff and student wellness
We will foster resilience
We will partner with whānau
We will connect locally, nationally and globally
At Wellington Girls’ College we aim to foster a positive classroom environment. Each student should feel comfortable and valued and be able to achieve to her potential.
Staff and students have to recognise the rights and responsibilities we all share.