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Our Vision

"Together we are passionately nurturing the potential of every learner. "

"He waka eke noa - A canoe which we are all in without exception"

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Kaurilands Values

The staff at our school are committed to our core values which were formulated by our wider Kaurilands community of children, staff and whānau.

Graduate Learner Dispositions

These are the dispositions we foster in each of our learners.

Our Goals

Our school will:

Support, foster and provide learning opportunities for all.

Broaden and accelerate the implementation of innovative learning practice.

Provide opportunities for our learners to be connected locally, nationally and globally.

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Commitment to Accelerating Success

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Ensure all Māori students, their parents and their whānau participate in and contribute to an engaging and enjoyable educational journey that recognises and celebrates their unique identity, language and culture.  This journey will support Māori students to achieve the skills, knowledge and qualifications they need to achieve success in te ao Māori, New Zealand and in the wider world.

Commitment to the Pasifika Plan 


Five out of five Pasifika learners are participating, engaging and achieving in education, secure in their identities, languages and cultures, contributing fully to Aotearoa New Zealand’s social, cultural and economic well being.

Self Review Cycle

Kaurilands School is committed to the process of review to best enhance outcomes for all students and teachers.  The basis of this review cycle is Reflect - Preserve - Discard - Create.

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Ko te Pepeha o Kaurirahi

Ko Titirangi te maunga
Ko Te Wao Nui a Tiriwa te ngahere
Ko Manukau te moana
Ko Waikūmete te manga
Ko Te Kawerau ā Maki te iwi
Ko te wharekura te marae
Ko Ōkaurirahi te kura
Te whakataukī tērā
Ko Whaiā te Mātauranga
E tu pakari ana
E totoro teitei ana

Haumi e!
Hui e!
Taiki e!


Titirangi is our mountain
Te Wao Nui a Tiriwa is our forest
The Manukau is our ocean
The Waikūmete is our stream
Te Kawerau ā Maki are our people
The wharekura or school is our meeting place
Kaurilands is our school 
Our motto is…
Seeking knowledge
Standing strong
Reaching high

Gather together
Bind together
All is set