Mākoura College has high expectations for its students; and is committed to developing young people of outstanding character.

To do this, teachers work with students to focus on their strengths as opposed to their weaknesses.

We emphasise the teaching of values, attitudes, and positive behaviours. We deal with school issues with the use of restorative practices.

Mākoura's choice in relation to the management of student behaviour is a model that aims to help students learn how to make choices that are responsible, respectful and right. It needs to be highlighted that a responsibility model is not laissez faire.

The core expectations of students' behaviour is high, if not higher, as in other approaches. What characterizes a responsibility model is its intent - it aims to help students learn self-responsibility. Mākoura College is committed to a responsibility model.

Teachers will:

Students will: