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Our Values and Vision

Confident students contribute

Students at Newlands Intermediate will strive to be confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners.
Our students will be literate, numerate, critical and creative thinkers.
They will aspire to be positive in their own identity, able to relate to others, willing and able to contribute to the well-being of New Zealand.


What does it mean to be a member of the Newlands Intermediate School community?
These expectations foster a community of teaching and learning at Newlands Intermediate School.

Self Management

Self management is being organised and prepared for life in and out of school.
Staff and students at Newlands Intermediate School will manage their time, resources, appearance, behaviour and expectations as part of being active learners.


Respect is recognising the mana in everyone and everything.
Staff and students will be tolerant, considerate of others and courteous. We will care for our environment and equipment, meeting school and community expectations.

Lifelong Learners

Lifelong learning is the pursuit of knowledge and skills out of curiosity and a fostered love of learning.
Staff and students will strive to be lifelong learners. We will set goals, take risks with our learning, show perseverance and be willing to learn from others. We will be active participants in our learning, reflecting on what and how we have learnt.


Integrity is doing the right thing at the right time because it is the right thing to do.
Staff and students will show integrity through their actions, displaying an understanding of honesty, accountability and social justice while being true to ourselves and whanau.


Resilience is the ability to persevere and adapt when things don’t go quite right.
Staff and students will show resilience by responding to challenges and showing persistence in the face of obstacles. We will recognise that making mistakes and risk taking is part of the learning continuum.


Excellence is being the best that we can be personally, locally, nationally and globally.
Staff and students will perform and achieve to the best of their ability.
They will pursue excellence and support others in the pursuit of excellence in all fields.
This will be recognised and celebrated at our school.


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