Our Values

We believe that collectively they can help our students to RISE up to be great members of our community. These are the four pou on which our kura is built.

Whakaute | Respect

respect, to show respect, tend for and prepare

Mana Tangata | Integrity

power and status accrued through one’s leadership talents, human rights, mana of people

Manaakitanga | Service

hospitality, kindness, generosity, the process of showing respect and care for others

Kounga/Kairangi | Excellence

quality, excellence, standard, aesthetically pleasing / anything held in high esteem

Cultural Narrative

Our cultural narrative recognises the historical relationship between the area and its mana whenua.  The information in this document is from the Kāi Tahu iwi, with a focus on Otago and the area Bayfield High School is in.  It describes what is unique about the place and the people our school is part of, building a common understanding of traditional and spiritual connections, heritage and values.