He waka eke noa
The community at Tamatea Intermediate have identified four key virtues that are of importance in guiding our tamariki through the intermediate years of schooling (manaakitanga, perseverance, integirity, responsibility). These virtues underpin our education, guidance and relationships.
"Restorative Practice is a relational approach to school life grounded in beliefs about equality, dignity, mana and the potential of all people. Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) Restorative Practice model focuses on building and maintaining positive, respectful relationships across the school community and offers school staff best-practice tools and techniques to restore relationships when things go wrong. By building and maintaining positive, respectful relationships within a school, staff to staff, staff to student and student to student, issues are more easily managed". (Ministry of Education).