Values & Qualities


Our values are a deeply embedded in the culture of Loburn School. These values are talked about, displayed, modelled and rewarded. We have chosen 3 values that we believe incorporate our culture, our community and the essence of the New Zealand Curriculum Document.

Respect - Service - Participation

Our school wide positive behaviour programme is based around our values and together with our qualities, form the basis of everything we do at Loburn School. Students showing, displaying or modelling the values are rewarded with a token, which is then placed in the appropriate 'house' container under that particular value.


The New Zealand Curriculum identifies five key competencies. People use these competencies to live, learn, work, and contribute as active members of their communities. The key competencies are:

  • Thinking
  • Using language, symbols and text
  • Managing self
  • Relating to others
  • Participating and contributing

Our school vision integrates the key competencies by helping the students to become:

  • Communicators
  • High Performers
  • Thinkers
  • Investigators
  • Team Players