Vision and Values

At Ranzau School our motto is …


“Where Everyone can Shine – Tiaho Tātou Katoa”



Our kura has always been influenced by explorers, navigating their way to create new possibilities to empower their learners for an unknown future.

Our school motto “Where everyone can Shine” puts learners at the centre. The absolute belief that we all can experience success and Shine!


Empowered Learners, Inspiring Possibilities

Our refreshed vision, “Empowered Learners, Inspiring Possibilities” drives our learning and all the decisions the school makes. To create a world class school that empowers learners and inspires possibilities, so that all can SHINE!



To be responsible community members.


This is developed through our values where we support children to make the right choices so they:

  • are responsible for their own learning
  • are responsible for their own behaviour
  • respect others, property and the environment
  • have pride in themselves, their school and their country
  • participate and contribute within their community

Our Ranzau ‘Explorers’ represent our vision, the knowledge, skills and values that represent learning at Ranzau. It guides our mission to ensure that all of our ‘Explorers’ are empowered and inspired to SHINE both now and in the future.

Through Inspiring Possibilities akōnga will be Empowered to leave Ranzau as: Inquiring Learners who are Responsible Community Members and are Competent in Communication & Numeracy and Active and Creative. Please refer to our shared understanding of these terms on this page.


To be inquiring learners, children will:
  • competently use the Ranzau learning process to support all areas of learning
  • show competence in learner qualities
  • use creative and critical thinking in problem solving and learning
  • use feedback to improve their learning
  • Make informed decisions about their learning
To be competent in communication, children will:
  • read a variety of texts to gain understanding
  • write competently in a range of styles
  • speak confidently in a variety of situations      
  • listen effectively
  • make and create meaning through visual language

To be competent in numeracy, children will:
  • use appropriate mathematical strategies
  • have an adequate number knowledge to support learning
  • competently recall basic facts
  • problem solve with logical and reasoned thinking
  • relate maths concepts to everyday situations

To be active and creative, children will:
  • actively participate and develop skills in the performing arts
  • develop skills to create visual arts
  • display a positive attitude towards sport and recreation
  • develop confidence and skills in PE and sport
  • take responsibility for their own health and well being
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