Our Curriculum

At Mātai Rangatira ~ Glentunnel School our strong ‘vision’ and ‘values’ are intertwined with everything we do. 
They form the foundation for our teaching and learning interactions, while helping to develop and nurture our learners into well-rounded and resilient members of society.We have the following ‘vision’ for all who are associated with our school…

School Vision

We have the following 'vision' for all who are associated with our school:

ACHIEVING OUR POTENTIAL!  
ACCEPTING CHALLENGE, BRINGING EFFORT AND PERSEVERING
He rākau morimori, e kore e taea te piki

The whakatauki - "He rākau morimori, e kore e taea te piki"  Was suggested to us when our name 'Mātai Rangatira' was gifted to us by Te Taumutu Rūnanga. Translated it means: A tree shorn of branches cannot be climbed, and it's interpretation is - A difficult goal must be approached step by step without trying to find a shortcut.

School Values

The following four values and underlining social skills are embedded in all we do:
Each term we have an emphasis on one of our values with the underlining Social Skills each being focused on for two weeks.

Term 1 Focus: Whanaungatanga 
Term 2 Focus: Mahi Tahi 
Term 3 Focus: Wanganga
Term 4 Focus: Manaakitanga