Our values define us, guide us and ground us,
making sure we stay true to our vision.
Creators and Crafters
We value uniqueness and individuality. We tailor and create learning experiences rather than provide manufactured and moulded programmes. We celebrate and embrace culture and diversity by customising everything we do to the individual.
We are constantly looking to step into new and contextually relevant ground. We continuously stretch and search for new and better ways of doing things. We challenge ourselves, stereotypes and expectations and refuse to settle.
Our people are at the heart of everything that we do. We add value to our team, invest into personal and professional growth and we collectively work together for a better future. We seek to open people’s eyes to a future you could never imagine.
Adaptive and Responsive
We possess a growth mindset and are open to context-sensitive adaptations to add value and maximise individual learning experiences.
We enable those who work with us and for us to self-actualise and outwork their individuality and gifting.
We celebrate you and want to equip you to be the hero of your story. We get the right people on the bus and let them discover their sweet spot, unique area of expertise. We enable people to discover their purpose and realise their potential.
Our values simply mean that:
We seek to find purpose and enjoyment in every task.
We don’t discredit the little things.
We understand that what we do serves a greater vision.
We understand that our work enables our passion.
We do what we say, and say what we mean.
We remain steadfast day in and day out regardless of the circumstances.
We don’t take shortcuts.
We do things the right way regardless of the cost.
We treat people fairly, with mana and dignity.
We never talk behind someone’s back.
We are future focused despite set-backs, upsets and disappointments.
We are people centric and solutions orientated.
We are ever hopeful.
We are prepared to be wrong when we are right.
We carry one another and don’t take offence easily.
We accept we all make mistakes and are there ready to show grace to others at all times.
We have each other’s back.
We achieve together or fail together.
We promote unity at all times.
We always trust those we work with and give them the benefit of the doubt.
We expect the best from our team and ourselves.
We understand nothing of worth can be achieved unless it is with others.
We aim to be the best and do our best in whatever task we undertake.
If we don’t get it right we will persist until it is put right.
We recognise that quality is as much an attitude as it is a result.
We understand that excellence is a culture and a continuous pursuit.
We always go the extra mile, work that little bit harder, and take the extra time to do it right.
We spend time on the tiles.
We believe in multi-directional honour.
We understand that what matters to you matters to me.
We always seek to make you the hero of your story.
Sustainable use of our Earth ensures today's actions do not impair on that of future generations.
We are continually monitoring our output, to help ensure the reduction of our own footprint wherever possible, from day-to-day activities to longer-term initiatives.
When travelling, we offset our flight's carbon emissions through Air New Zealand's "FlyNeutral" programme
Our Kaiārahi and Staff recently attended a Tree Planting day at the Sign of the Bellbird, as part of a forest regeneration initiative.
The concept of regeneration is not unlike our own peer-to-peer tuakana: an initial group of plants are nurtured together. Over time, subsequent groups of plants will sprout and evolve, resulting in a stable, mature forest.
It is our hope for all delegates to be empowered and instill tools for success within their kura, teams and communities, encouraging a network of growth.
Sign of the Bellbird, Port Hills, Christchurch.