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Motto: Kohia Nga Taikaka

The school has a motto of which it is justly proud:  Kohia Nga Taikaka.  Literally it means "to collect the heartwood", to strive after the best things in life, and to work, play and act in a manner that will  bring credit to each individual and to the College

Mission Statement

In a caring and positive environment Avondale College will provide an education which enables all students to achieve personal standards of excellence in academic work as well as in the supporting areas of physical, cultural and social development.

Our HEART Values

Honesty: We will be trustworthy, fair and do the right thing.

Endeavour: We will give maximum effort to achieve our goals.

Atawhai: We will be kind, considerate and care for one another.

Respect: We will have respect for self, others and our environment.

Tenacity: We will demonstrate perseverance and show determination.



Our Goals

"Our Aim is Excellence"

As a result of our strong sense of community and connectedness, we would like departing Avondale College students to be:


Socially confident and equipped with strategies and key competencies to enable them to cope in the future

Able to take on new challenges

Honest and self-disciplined, demonstrating integrity, resilience, tenacity and confidence




Effective communicators

Responsible and respectful of others, self, property and the environment

Contributing members of the global community


Actively involved

Actively involved and contributing to the well-being of their communities



Lifelong learners

Motivated learners who take pride in their achievements

Thinkers; skilled, knowledgeable, inquisitive, critical and creative

Numerate and literate

Able to make informed decisions

Life-long learners who enjoy the challenge that learning brings
(Source: Avondale College Charter)

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