OUR SPECIAL CHARACTER

The New Zealand Religious Education Curriculum is used across all levels of the school. The focus is integrated throughout class programmes and the whole school environment. Our values are linked to the Mercy Values introduced by the Sister's of Mercy, over one hundred years ago.

There is a parent guide to the programme and ideas on how you can support your child in their faith development.

Our Special Character is also lived through our motto

CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY - LEARNING FOR TOMORROW

Caring

St Anne's students show respect and are respected in a holistic, safe, and caring learning environment, which values self-efficacy and love of life.


Community

St Anne's strives to provide an inclusive environment where we value all cultures in our community by celebrating heritage, faith, and first language. In mutual partnership, staff, students, parents, and parish all contribute in building a faith community.


Learning

As lifelong learners we believe that learning is a journey of self-discovery challenging us to achieve excellence.

Recognition of individual learning styles is encouraged and supported.

Students will gain awareness and take ownership of their learning through development of the key competencies.


Tomorrow

St Anne's is a forward thinking school that promotes learning as a journey of opportunities and possibilities for a successful and fulfilling future.

Our special character is also supported by our five Mercy Values.

Dignity

We respect Human Dignity when we are:

  • Respecting the sacredness of life

  • Caring for the whole person

  • Demonstrating the unity of purpose while recognizing individual differences

  • Valuing each person's contribution

  • Acting in a culturally appropriate manner

  • Cultivating the potential for excellence in a holistic way

Service

We provide service when we:

  • Create an environment of welcome and hospitality

  • Promote quality care and excellence in teaching and learning

  • Encourage and demonstrate team spirit

  • Show openness to constructive criticism and feedback

Justice

We promote justice when we:

  • Act with integrity

  • Respect the rights of others

  • Take responsibility for our actions

  • Preserve our resources

  • Provide quality without extravagance

  • Demonstrate fairness in decision-making

  • Affirm, celebrate and develop the talents and gifts of each person

  • Model justice in all aspects of teaching practice

Care for the Poor and Vulnerable

We care for the poor and vulnerable when we:

  • Collaborate with others to share resources

  • Create access to educational opportunities

  • Listen attentively to identify unmet needs

  • Respond in a practical way to those in need

Compassion

We show compassion when we:

  • Act with understanding and sensitivity towards each other

  • Work cooperatively with others

  • Make ourselves available for others

  • Respect and nurture the environment