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.
keep the classroom safe and organized for learning
have clear rules and consequences
give the students the opportunity to sort out problems in a respectful way
make sure that students understand what is being asked of them
try different ways of teaching
respect their students and their colleagues
help students feel they belong to Mākoura
be responsible for their choices
be on time to classes and be ready for learning
try to sort out problems in a respectful way
be a good learner and work as hard as they can
respect teachers, students and the school environment
be helpful and positive
help others to feel like they belong to Mākoura