PC4L- Positive Culture for Learning

We are a Positive Culture for Learning School

Our school’s culture is built around the following Values:

Aorangi School Values (PDF)



Togetherness, Family, Community, Unity



Caring, nurturing, supporting, hospitality


Whakaute - Respect

We value ourselves, others , our school and our environment


Aroha - Empathy and Kindness

We think of others when we speak and act


Pono - Integrity 

We are honest, truthful and do the right thing even when it’s the hard thing.


Kia Mataara - Open to learning

We can learn anything, We can be anything, we are open to finding solutions to challenges

This behaviour programme is based on research led by Tim Lewis and George Sugai.

They have completed much research on the behaviour of young people and have a belief that if schools plan a long term, whole school approach to developing a culture that supports learning and positive behaviour, engagement and consequently achievement will improve.

All students are taught about these expectations and students know what is expected of them in every area of the school.

Reward systems are established in all classrooms where they can earn rewards in relation to the expectations.

Major and minor and repeated minor behaviours have been identified by all staff and there are consequences set according to identified behaviours.