St Canice's School

Our Values


Leadership & Success

At St Canices’s School, we aim to prepare our ākonga to succeed in life by always striving to be their best and show perseverance in the face of adversity. Our learners will have the strength to stand up for injustice, be open-minded and tolerant towards others. Our learners will have a sense of purpose and contribute responsibly to the world.

We make good decisions for ourselves
We try our hardest
We set high standards in our work, behaviour and relationships
We show initiative
We are responsible for our actions
We are positive role models
We are accountable
We set goals and work hard to achieve them
We persevere when things are difficult
We take pride in our work, our relationships and our community
We are responsible for our learning
We action social change in our community
We reflect on our learning and make changes when necessary
We ask for help when we need it
We are problem solvers
We are confident
We work together with our peers and teachers to achieve success

Philippians 4:13 
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.



All that we do at St Canice’s School is held together by our faith in Christ, which we live everyday through our actions and our words. We encourage our students to be Servants of Christ who have the confidence to advocate for the marginalised and to use the gifts they have been graced with to help those in need.

We pray
We engage and contribute during Mass
We help each other
We are advocates for those who need it
We provide service to those in need
We are inclusive of all people
We accept that people are different
We treat all of God’s people with manaaki
We operate as disciples of Christ
We accept that people experience their faith in different ways
We find strength and support in the sacraments and traditions of the Catholic Church
We are giving of ourselves, our time and our things
We are confident in ourselves and our faith
We are the kaitiaki of all of creation
We share our talents and gifts for the good of our community
We care for others in all we do
We celebrate others
We share our faith through prayer, song, contribution and our actions

Corinthians 12:12-13 
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body.


Family & Community

At St Canice’s School, we build a culture of aroha based on God’s love for us. Our ākonga are encouraged to be tolerant, inclusive and respectful of the rights, freedom and mana of all people. We are the kaitiaki of all of Creation with a gratitude for those who have come before us and a respect for those that will follow after. 

We welcome visitors to our school
We use our manners
We are polite and respectful to adults
We speak and listen respectfully to others
We look after people who need it
We show positive relationships by what we say and do
We provide service to those who need it in our parish
We keep our kura tidy so it can be enjoyed by all
We introduce ourselves when we meet new people
We appreciate the things and opportunities we are given
We set high expectations for all to be respectful
We are accepting of difference and inclusive to all
We take pride in our school and each other
We take responsibility to enhance the mana of all
We offer praise and positivity


Ephesians 4:32
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other,
just as God in Christ also has
forgiven you.


Care & Respect

At St Canice’s School, we believe relationships are the foundations of all our interactions in our kura. These include relationships with God, parish, community, whanau, Kaiako and ākonga. Our learners will have an awareness of self which they will use to contribute positively within the groups they belong to. We constantly develop and nurture the reciprocal relationships we have to create connected, lifelong learners.

We build positive relationships
We include everyone
We value diversity
We accept and appreciate the things others share of themselves
We cooperate positively
We celebrate the success and achievement of others
We contribute positively to our class, kura and community
We share our ideas and opinions thoughtfully
We greet each other positively
We resolve problems respectfully
We compromise fairly
We are open minded to change
We contribute to our parish through service to others
We are welcoming to visitors and new people in our community
We listen respectfully
We use positive voices when we talk to others
We practise kindness when working and playing with others

Colossians 3:13-14
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.