Healthy Happy Learners: Tama Tu, Tama Ora

Manaakitanga - Ako - Ngāwari - Āwhina

Our Shared Vision

At Marfell Community School, we provide a quality education that raises the achievement of the whole child. Open, honest communication is the cornerstone of all relationships. We all work together with trust, honesty and integrity to build powerful relationships based on respect for differences and inclusiveness for all. Cultural awareness of all those involved will assist in collaborative relationships.

Parents, family and whānau are the first partners in the learning journey of each child, and realise it is important to prioritise their children, their learning and schooling. We welcome opportunities to tap into the strengths and talents of the parents, family and whanau. We will ensure that our events and activities engage and bring all groups together.

Much thought goes into our class composition at Marfell Community School. Most classes are composite classes – mixed years, a structure that affords us flexibility in our groupings, allows for further growth in school numbers and maximises the strengths of our teaching staff. This also enables us to better meet the learning needs of our children. In recognising the unique position of Māori as tangata whenua, Marfell Community School endeavours to provide elements of instruction in te reo and incorporate tikanga Māori within the curriculum delivery programme. We are skilled at looking after students with challenging needs and provide a range of programmes to accommodate unique situations.  Our special needs and extension programmes cater for individual learning requirements.

We are proud of our tamariki, and our staff are passionate to see them succeed.  Our goal is to produce happy healthy learners – tama tu tama ora - tamariki who value manaakitanga, ako, ngawari and awhina. The Marfell Community School is well supported in our goal by enthusiastic community groups and past pupils. We hope for your whanau to join us on our journey. 

Feel free to contact Marfell Community School, we'd love to hear from you.