Totara Values / Whanonga Pono

At Totara School we all need to make RICH Choices.
By making these choices students show themselves to be Respectful, Inclusive, Caring and Honest.

means we treat people and environments with                      dignity and aroha.means we value differences of opinion or beliefs. We make sure everyone in our community is involved!means we look after everyone in our community.means we share truthfully and aim to improve. We reflect on our learning openly.

In 2018 two senior students; Rhiannon & Daniel designed the above signage. Each native animal reflects one of our values.

Each classroom is also the kaitiaki for each of our values.
Kowhai / junior room = Caring
Kikorangi / middle room = Inclusive
Kakariki / senior room = respectful