Our Values and Principals

The following values and principles are used to guide decision making and strategic direction of Kokiri Training Centre.
Rangatiratanga – we will demonstrate strong leadership, good governance, transparent decision-making and work together as a team to achieve our goals.
Manaakitanga – we must provide for active involvement of the students and the community in various host relationships and ongoing educational needs of our students, thus enhancing the mana of the students and the community.
Kaitiakitanga – we will, in the ways we can, safeguard and enhance the interests of mana whenua, the land, the resources, tikanga and taonga for future generations.
Kotahitanga – we must take leadership decisions aimed at fostering unity amongst the trustees, staff, management, staff and our community by making the collective interests of these members the prime responsibility. We will foster and create an enduring environment of learning, story-telling and celebration.
Wairuatanga – we celebrate the spiritual dimension within Te Ao Māori.
Whanaungatanga – we will involve our people in decision-making processes, and keep them informed of our activities.
Ahi kaa – we acknowledge the place and traditions of Ngāi Tahu.