OUR PRINCIPAL - MICHELLE SPENCER
Michelle is Renwick School's Tumuaki / Principal
Kia Ora koutou
As I begin my second year as Tumuaki of Renwick School, with a deeper and better understanding of the many dynamic aspects of the school, I am so looking forward to learning so much more.
I am fortunate to be working alongside a very dedicated team of staff who strive to be the best for every student, a group of students who work hard to be the best they can be, who always share a smile and are enthused by the authentic learning they create and share and now with the limitations removed regarding people on site, we look to welcome more and more of our parent community as we work to identify who we are at Renwick School?
As we enrol our 5 year olds, collaboratively we identify learning opportunities to ensure we farewell well-rounded, life long learners as Year 8’s. This year, the three partners of our school; staff, students and families will identify what are the skills and values we need to ensure this?
Here’s to a great year at Renwick School
Nga mihi nui
Tumuaki / Principal
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OUR MISSION: To provide excellence in education with sensitivity to the community's aspirations
OUR VISION: He mana tō te ako kei a koe te tikanga: Learning is strength - be the best you can be
OUR VALUES: Our values are the important qualities we try to live by and show in the ways we ourselves go about our work and in our relationships with others in our school and beyond.
Our values are:
Positive Relationships / Whakawhanaungatanga
Respect / Manaakitanga
Resilience / Taikaha
Integrity / Pono
Our Vision Statement
Our values system is based around our vision statement:
'He mana tō te ako kei a koe te tikanga: Learning is strength - be the best you can be'
Each class establishes what this means for them and those around them at school, at home and in the community and this then forms the basis for their room's learning and behaviour expectations and indeed that of the school.
The Give It A Go Rock
Our vision statement is reinforced in many ways throughout the school in the form of class awards, values awards and our Supreme Award - The Give it a Go Kid Rock which is presented fortnightly to a "Give it a Go" student who lives the values behind our vision statement. The Give it a Go Kid Rock (pictured on a plinth in the photo above), which originated from the local Wairau river, depicts the unique Renwick environment and represents the many twists and turns in the pathways of learning and life.