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.

Our Strategic Annual plan 2024


MVHS Strategic Annual plan 2024

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.


We believe that quality pedagogical practices are the biggest driver of student achievement in the classroom, and that these practices are most effective when a whānau culture that values opportunity and progress, over punishment, is prevalent. We also believe that we can contribute to the future success of our students by building strong connections with local and national organizations that create meaningful pathways into further study and employment.

Māori dimensions and Cultural Diversity

At Mountainview High School we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi and strive to uphold our treaty obligations by creating a culturally equitable and inclusive learning environment for our Maori learners. Our guiding principles for ensuring our Maori students feel culturally centred and experience success are based on Ka Hikitia with strong guiding influences from our Maori school leader and local Iwi:

  • Excellent Outcomes: We will support Māori learners and their whānau to achieve excellent educational outcomes during their time at Mountainview High School.
  • Belonging: We will ensure Māori learners and their whānau have a strong sense of tūrangawaewae at Mountainview High School.
  • Strengths-based: We will recognise and build on the strengths of Māori learners, their whānau and the wide range of local expertise within and around our community.
  • Productive Partnerships: We strive to build strong relationships between learners and whānau, hapū, iwi, educators and others to ensure our Maori students experience excellence.
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi: We will give practical effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi in every aspect of our school.