Our vision compares our children to the Kauri tree. The Kauri is the largest, strongest tree in the forest, and that is what we would want our children to be like; stand tall and strong, and be leaders in their communities. At the heart of the Kauri, there is hauora, because our main aim is to ensure the holistic well-being of all our children. The branches represent the four dimensions of Te Whare Tapa Whā, the Māori model of wellbeing:

  • taha whānau (social well-being)
  • taha wairua (spiritual well-being)
  • taha hinengaro (mental and emotional well-being) and
  • taha tinana (physical well-being)

Leandro Piantelli

Principal – Swanson School