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Our School Vision and Values

School Vision

Growing, discovering, learning for life

Riverview School grows confident, successful individuals who are:

  • Hooked on HEARTWISE values
  • Co-operative and community-minded
  • Creative thinkers and problem solvers
  • Motivated, lifelong learners
  • Passionate eco-warriors
  • Proud to celebrate achievements
  • Competent in literacy and numeracy
  • Discoverers of personal talents

Our Logo

The school logo was revised several years ago, at the same time as the Vision Statement and motto (Growing, Discovering, Learning for Life) were devised.  It is a blend of old and new: the old being the view of Cape Brett, as seen from this side of the Bay of Islands, from the original logo.  This represents not only our ukaipō (belonging and connection to this place) but also that we should be looking to the horizon, always thinking of what we can discover and learn.

The koru (spiral shape) is based on the appearance of a new, unfurling silver fern frond.  It is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving, and tattooing, where it symbolises new life, growth, strength, and peace.  For Riverview School, it also symbolises the importance of relationships (whānaungatanga), in particular, the supportive and nurturing aspect of the tuakana/teina relationship – whether it be teacher/student, student/student, or parent/student (manaakitanga). 

The nine leaves to the right of the koru represent our nine HEARTWISE values.  This is all underpinned by our motto: Growing, Discovering, Learning for Life.

School Charter

The Riverview School Charter for 2022 includes:

  • Vision Statement
  • Motto 
  • HEARTWISE Values 
  • School Description 
  • Treaty Matters and Areas of Focus at Riverview School 
  • Strategic Plan 
  • Annual Plan 
  • Board of Trustees 2022 Annual Calendar of Self-Review
  • 2021 Student Achievement Data 
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Target Groups and strategies for 2022