St Canice's School

Our Values

Toa Takitini

Leadership & Success

At St Canice’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.

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.

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 believe relationships are the foundations of all our interactions in our kura. These include relationships with God, parish, community, whānau, kaiako and ākonga. Our learners will have a strong sense of self and belonging 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. 

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.


Care & Respect

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 guardians of all of creation with a gratitude for those who have come before us and a respect for those that will follow after

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