Vision - Building an interdependent community of engaged learners who go forth to influence the world around them.

Role Models

The RICHER Core Culture is at the fore of all decisions within the school. It is an expectation that students and staff live this in all school activities. Role models are found in all year levels across the school and are acknowledged in school assemblies as well as in the Community Assemblies. In the classroom and around the school, students hold each other accountable for their actions. On the sports field students are expected to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

Student Leaders

We consider all students in our school to be capable of leadership and service. All Year 7 and 8 students have a role to play in service, whether it be folding milk containers, serving breakfast, being road patrollers or setting up games during lunchtime. We have selected 6 students to oversee the 4 major focusses of leadership in our school - Fundraising, Service, Culture and Sports.

Peer Mediation

During morning tea and lunch Peer Mediators are on duty in our playgrounds. Senior students are paired with students from Year 4 and up, developing skills in conflict resolution and negotiation. Students talk through problems and resolve them, taking notes and referring to one of the on duty staff if a solution cannot be found.

Mission Statement - “Achieving Excellence through Aroha, Endeavour and Resolution”

James Cook School, Marton, NZ - 2020