Our purpose is outlined in our school's logo 'Growing People - Nga Tangata Whakatupuranga'. Our logo is made up of three main parts, which are outlined below.
The Cabbage Tree - Ti kouka
The cabbage tree (ti kouka) has been associated with our School since its opening. The cabbage tree has long provided food, clothing and shelter for the people of Aotearoa. It has also been harvested for its medicinal properties. For us at Enner Glynn School the cabbage tree symbolises growth, strength and our future.
The People - Nga Tangata
The people who make up the trunk of the cabbage tree represent our community, our parents, staff and our students. The people symbolise the fact that we all need to work together to support the growth of our children. With the support of the adults around them, the child have the strength to reach their potential. The colours of the people represent diversity and our School’s Learning Lenses.
The Valley - Awaawa
The valley shows our School’s location. We are nestled in a small valley in between the suburban hills of Stoke and Nelson. The valley represents the land (Whenua), which is where the tree gets its nourishment, this symbolises the importance of the environment for supporting growth. For us, this means that a safe, nurturing and happy environment is vital in growing our learners.
Our Professional Purpose
Our Professional Purpose is fairly straightforward:
"We take shared responsibility for ensuring that all of our students’ learning is at a high level so they can be successful in their future."
A Professional Learning Community
Our teaching is based on these three key ideas:
A focus on learning
A collaborative culture and collective responsibility, and
A results orientation
We have a curriculum based on 'big ideas'