School Vision

Our vision is to create learning opportunities that empower students so that they can thrive within and beyond our whānau environment.

We believe that every student deserves a rich and engaging educational experience. We also understand that every student is an individual, complete with their own individual needs, wants, ambitions, passions, and desires.

This foundational belief guides us to create innovative learning experiences that cater for every student, regardless of ability, so that they can achieve at their own personal level of excellence. We understand that intelligence is contextual and shares a deep connection with passion, so our role is to help our students discover and nurture those passions throughout their time with us.

How do we achieve this:

  • By creating engaging and inspiring learning opportunities each and every day;
  • By teaching students how to think as opposed to what to think;
  • By helping every student discover how they are intelligent;
  • By treating every member of our community as a member of our whānau.

Mission Statement

To engage and inspire every student to strive for individual excellence by providing diverse opportunities within a well resourced, challenging, supportive and caring environment.



  • We support everyone in our community as whānau.
  • We are kind and respectful to everyone in our community.
  • We value the individual and the collective voice equally.
  • We are the guardians of our environment.
  • We are skilled, intelligent, and always striving for excellence.


Our school community believes in having high expectations of all our students irrespective of ability or background.

Māori dimensions and Cultural Diversity

Mountainview continues to develop procedures and practices that recognise New Zealand’s cultural diversity. Paramount to this is the unique position of Maori and Maori culture. In recognising the unique position of Maori learning opportunities for all are made available that embrace both Tikanga and Te Reo Maori. In addition significant work continues to be undertaken to develop the connection the school has with its Maori community.