Tua Marina School Vision

Tua Marina School develops resilient, lifelong learners who strive for peak performance (me whakapau kaha) in their community and beyond.


Have an “I can do it” attitude

We will …

  • Believe in ourselves
  • Give things a go
  • Stay positive and happy
  • Problem-solve to work out a solution
  • Bounce back if things are not going right
  • Change to suit the situation (adaptable)
  • Keep on trying and not give up (persevere/persist)
  • Join in activities (participate)
  • Look for the good side of things (optimistic)
  • See the funny side and laugh at things
  • Be realistic with our goal setting
  • Develop skills to cope with change
  • Be confident and brave – have an ‘I can do it’ attitude

Life-Long Learners

Continually seek and use new knowledge and skills

We will …

  • Be willing to learn
  • Reflect on our learning
  • Set suitable goals to work towards
  • Be proud of our achievements
  • Have good self-management skills (flexible timetables & learning styles)
  • Use inquiry learning skills
  • Work by ourselves (independent)
  • Be responsible for our own learning pathways (personalised learning)
  • Communicate well (voice)
  • Use our thinking skills
  • Know our strengths and weaknesses
  • Make informed decisions
  • Think about the future
  • Use e-learning across all areas when appropriate
  • Find ways to make learning fun

Community and Beyond

Make a positive difference to the world around us

We will …

  • Contribute to the well being of the community, the wider community, and the world
  • Do the right thing at the right time for the right reason
  • Follow our school rules
  • Look after ourselves
  • Look after our environment
  • Relate well with others
  • Show values in our everyday lives – respect, kindness, responsibility, and honesty
  • Value our uniqueness and differences
  • Be good team/group members/collaborators
  • Contribute to an interdependent (what we do affects others) learning community
  • Involve our families in our learning
  • Practice our learning as we interact in the real world
  • Use the wider community to help with our learning
  • Value the bicultural nature of Aotearoa New Zealand, and value other cultures