Our-ACHIEVE-Values (1)



ACHIEVE is our school wide Positive Behaviour for Learning philosophy and kaupapa (tikanga). It is who we are as a school and underpins our school curriculum. As staff, it is essential we understand and embrace these core values in order to effectively support the mission of Whanganui East School.

“To create a positive learning environment that supports every child’s     achievement and wellbeing”

We know that by establishing and maintaining a safe and effective environment that places positive relationships at the centre, the academic and behavioural competence of all learners will be maximised.

Major Components


  • Sustainable school-wide action plan designed by staff, students and community to meet the needs of the school.
  • Consistent approach to discipline based on established respectful relationships through collaborative consultation with the whole school community.
  • A programme designed to improve the learning environment by teaching critical skills that help students become competent, responsible and caring.
  • Positively stated expectations for all students and staff.       (Clear definitions that all staff, students and parents’ can understand and remember)
  • Procedures for teaching these expectations.
  • A continuum of procedures for encouraging demonstration and maintenance of these expectations.
  • A continuum of procedures for discouraging problem behaviour.
  • Procedures for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the system on a regular and frequent basis.


These are our core values that underpin everything we do at    Whanganui East School:


Attitude—Be Positive

Co-operation—Work Together

Hauora—Be Healthy

Integrity—Be Honest

Effort—Strive for your Best

Values—Be Caring

Enjoyment—Have Fun




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