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Our Philosophy

A dynamic environment for inspirational learning


Waimea Heights strives to provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning environment where students are inspired to learn. We pride ourselves on our high academic standards and our supportive and respectful school environment. We have a diverse school community, with over 20% of our students having an international background. We celebrate the richness and opportunity this brings to our community.


Our Values guide our everyday interactions and our long-term goals:


  • Integrity
  • Learning & Achievement
  • Social Responsibility
  • Diversity


We believe that we should educate students for their adult lives in a rapidly-changing and uncertain future. We emphasise transferrable skills and capabilities, and the application of these in the solving of real-world problems. We aim to look beyond the classroom walls, using our links with the wider community and digital technologies to support our work as active citizens who make a difference.


The Waimea Way summarises the teaching approaches (pedagogies) that we value, and the drivers that shape our learning.

waimea-way-diagram of philosophies