Vision and Values
VISION / HE ARONGA
To be the leading facilitator of excellent quality tertiary education outcomes in Taranaki / Ko Te Kura Matatini te taumata ki Te Toi o Nga Matauranga e whaia ai e te tauira.
OUR CULTURE & BEHAVIOUR
We / I put students first
One student at a time
We will help you connect
We will help you succeed
We celebrate success
We celebrate your differences
We / I foster well-being and encourage growth
We focus on the positive
We respect ourselves and others
WITT is inclusive - nau mai, haere mai, hoki mai
We don't judge
We / I take responsibility
We take ownership
We / I connect to the community
We / I will be the best we can be
We have academic rigour
We all own quality
We are committed to be the best we can be
OUR VALUES / NGĀ MATAPONO
One / Kotahi
Integrity / Whai mana
Embracing / Manaaki
Inspiring / Whanonga
OPENING KARAKIA - E TAU NEI
E tau nei ki runga i a tātou katoa,
te wairua i ngā matua tūpuna.
Nā rātou i whakatakoto i te ara,
Hei hīkoinga mā tātou ngā uri.
I whakatōkia o tātou ngākau ki ngā tikanga,
Hei arataki i a tātou.
Kia ngākaunui ki te hāpai i a tātou mahi katoa,
i roto i te pono, i te tika, i te māramatanga,
me te aroha anō o tētehi ki tētehi.
E Rongo whakairihia ake ki runga
Tūturu whakamoua kia tinā! Tinā
Hui e! Taiki e!
We have within us the spirit of our forebears
who laid the foundations that we maintain and continue to develop.
Embedded within our consciousness
are inherited skills that we use to guide and lead us in our day to day existence.
Let us be courageous
by upholding what we do in truth, faith and understanding
while respecting the differences that make us human
as our ultimate goal is to maintain balance.
CLOSING KARAKIA - WHAKAMUTUNGA
Unuhia i te urutapunui
Kia wātea, kia māmā
Te ngākau te tīnana te wairua
I te ara takatū
Koia rā e Rongo
Kia wātea, kia wātea
Ae rā kua wātea
Hau pai mārire
Retreat and remove yourself
from the activities you have particpated in
To be free and unrestricted
in mind, body and spirit.
On the path you now traverse
Balance, harmony and equilibrium
To be free and clear and released.