Vision, Mission, Values, Tikanga & Te Tiriti O Waitangi

Our Vision

Kia kōtahi ai te piki ake, kia ikeike rawa ki te taumata

We grow together to achieve one’s true potential

Our Mission

Kia mahara o neherā – To acknowledge our past
Kia aratakina āianei – To inspire our present
Hei waihanga ā mua – And transform our future world 

Our Values, Our Tikanga

Manaakitanga
Everyone belongs, everyone matters, everyone has potential.

Whanaungatanga
We build connected and collaborative relationships.

Mātauranga
We deepen our knowledge of understanding to empower learning.

Whakamana
We build each other up, supporting identity and enhancing mana.

Whakapono
We are honest and show integrity in all that we do.

While our Values and Tikanga define us, we have Our “ROLES” to guide our everyday expectations:

R.O.L.E.S
Respect – Ngākau Whakaute
Others – Manaaki 
L
earning – Akonga
Environment – Taiao
Self – Whai Ora

Te Tiriti O Waitangi

Te Kura Tuarua o Te Kauaeranga / Thames High School is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) and its unique position in Aotearoa/New Zealand and will give effect to it by ensuring its plans, policies and school (local) curriculum reflect local tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori and te ao Māori.

This includes

  • taking all reasonable steps to make instruction available in tikanga Māori and te reo Māori; and
  • achieving equitable outcomes for Māori students.

Our Charter, Strategic & Annual Plans

Our Charter sets the direction for the school, reflecting the goals and aspirations our community has for their school and students for the next 3 years . It contains:

  • an introductory section – including our mission, vision and values.
  • A strategic section (strategic plan) that outlines the board’s strategic aims for the next three years. It reflects what a board is doing to make a difference for student achievement and progress, particularly for Māori and Pasifika students, and students with special education needs.
  • An annually updated section (annual plan) that identifies the board’s priorities for the coming year. It includes the board’s actions to raise student progress and achievement.
  • Every school board (as part of its governance role) needs to:
    • prepare and maintain a charter, develop the strategic aims and expected outcomes for our students.
    • send a reviewed and updated charter to the Ministry of Education every year.

2022 Thames High School Charter

2022 -2024 Strategic Plan

Analysis of Variance

Our Analysis of Variance summarises for our community the progress the school (board) has made in achieving the aims and targets set out in our school charter.

It shows parents, families and whānau the actions taken to achieve these and how successful these actions have been for improving student achievement.

The Analysis of Variance is one of the components of the Annual Reporting requirements alongside our audited accounts.

Thames High School 2021 Analysis of Variance