“To Inspire, support, enhance and engage all KĀtote Learners”

Leaders and teachers need to be ‘people gatherers’. Relating to those around you – staff, children and whanau to show you are passionate about making a difference is all anyone can ask of you. John Quincy Adams said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” Kātote is our chance to collectively dream together, learn together, do more together and become more together!


Our four goals are based on improving the academic, social, emotional, and cultural values and performance of our learners. If leaders support and promote the development of Kātote social, emotional, and cultural values for learning success, then teachers will be able to focus their energies on change in practice in relation to these. This will enhance learning success and opportunities for all Kātote students.


The following are themes that have emerged from the values and beliefs of all stakeholders in relation to what we want for our learners and their futures. 


Success in Kātote means...

Inspiring our curriculum practices through -

  • Curiosity & Innovation

  • Learner ownership - Ako

  • Strong relationships and pedagogical understanding

  • School readiness to learn and implement

Supporting wellbeing through -

  • Respectful Relationships and Communication: valued and listened to

  • Being able to collaborate, negotiate and restore.

  • Learners abilities being developed in a holistic manner

  • Connecting and collaboration between staff and services to improve outcomes

  • Transitions that support each child’s needs 


Enhancing our social and learning responses through -

  • Equity of access to learning opportunities.

  • effective and informed school responses and systems.

  • All students making progress. 

  • Personalisation and differentiation

  • Appropriate learning pathways

  • Behaviour is looked at as a video, not a photo

  • A meaningful partnership between whanau and school


Engaging through culturally inclusive practices

  • Inclusiveness through actions, language and environment

  • An appreciation of different perspectives and valuing contributions

  • Deliberately strategies to strengthening relationships and connection with families and whānau. 

  • Learners have a sense of identity

T: 03 920 7000   |   E: principal@pegasus.school.nz