If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach them to read; if a child doesn’t know how to spell, we help them learn to spell; if a child doesn’t know how to behave, we help them to LEARN how to behave.
Our ADMIRE values are a set of expectations we use at MIS. These frame up what we expect of all students and adults in our school. These are linked closely with the ‘Key competencies’ from the New Zealand Curriculum.
Ask any of our kids what ADMIRE means to them!
We are a school who loves to build on the positive. We celebrate when our team of students and staff are making great choices in line with our ADMIRE values.
A - Active brain
Having an Active brain at MIS means that you 'switch on'. You think about your learning, your strengths, your weaknesses and you know what you need to do to achieve success.
Learners who have an Active brain listen to the speaker, they make connections with all of the things they already know.
Having an Active brain means that you think before doing or saying.
D - Dependable
Dependable learners do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Dependable learners have the correct gear for all of the activities they are doing.
Dependable learners are organised and on time.
M - Managing self
Managing self means that we use self control. We manage our impulses. We think before doing and saying. We have a filter between our thoughts and our words.
I - Interactions
Our MIS learners work hard on positive and respectful Interactions.
We help each other, we use kind language, we tautoko those around us.
We move around our school carefully and pass through crowded spaces thoughtfully
R - Relationships
Relationships are central to everything we do at MIS. Our staff and students work really hard to get to know each other. This is the best way to make sure that great learning happens!
Strong learning partnerships with our wider MIS whānau is also really important. Staff and students want to have a great learning Relationship with you all at home!
E - Excellence
Our learners know what Excellence will look like in any learning they are doing.
They aim to achieve Excellence and not just 'do enough to get by'!
Our teachers are a reflective group who aim for Excellence. We all want to keep on getting better and better at what we do!
We believe that all learners at MIS can achieve Excellence!