Mission Heights Junior College
Our motto is “Growing greatness/Kia mana ake!”
Our vision is to grow greatness through innovative, constantly evolving, personalised learning.
Integrity - pono or how we manage ourselves. We are confident, honest, reliable, resilient, trustworthy, determined individuals.
Compassion - awhinatanga or how we relate to others. We are kind, caring, mindful, supportive, respectful, positive contributors.
Empowering learners - whakamana or a love for learning and understanding of how we learn best. We are collaborative, independent, curious, creative, innovative, reflective, critical thinkers.
Mission - To build a culture:
of inclusion where our differences are celebrated;
of collaboration where we support and share;
of community where we work together to make a difference.
We believe that learning is a journey, and that school, as a place of learning should encourage and inspire students to discover themselves, learn what forces shape the world around them and how they can find their purpose in life.
Self-discovery - to support and guide our students to look within (microscope) and discover their authentic selves, passion and purpose;
Exploration - to seek beyond self (telescope) on how to become active and positive contributors to their local and wider global community;
Authentic - to provide curriculum set in integrated contexts developed through co-construction and collaboration;
Self-efficacy - to articulate and share a common language of learning (Great Ako) so students will be active participants in the learning process (co-construction), know how to learn, how to assess their progress and identify what support they need;
Optimistic worldview - to share a positive vision of a future filled with challenges and opportunity;
Global citizens - to understand the challenges the world faces including environmental sustainability, climate and digital disruption;
Cultural inclusion - to embrace and celebrate our multi-cultural community, and be mindful of our obligations in terms of the Treaty of Waitangi and as citizens of New Zealand/Aotearoa and
Fulfilment - to learn to appreciate and celebrate beauty, nature, justice, truth and life’s possibilities