These are the character attributes we believe will enable our College graduates to flourish. Through their College experience, enhanced by our current strategic themes, we will support and guide our students to reflect ...

  • Compassion & empathy

    Compassion & empathy

    The action of caring and concern for the suffering and misfortune of others, and the ability to understand, share and respond to the feelings of others.

  • Courage and resiliance

    Courage & resilience

    Having the mental and moral strength to venture, persevere, withstand danger and confront fear or difficulty, combined with the ability and capacity to respond positively to setbacks and adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Enterprise & Curiosity

    Enterprise & curiosity

    A readiness or daring to engage in a project or undertaking that is especially difficult, complicated, or risky, and a strong desire to understand and learn something new.

  • Confidence & humility

    Confidence & humility

    Possessing an optimistic perspective and certainty of purpose, balanced by a modest sense of self-importance.

  • Self awareness


    A conscious knowledge of personal character, strengths, weaknesses, abilities, beliefs and emotions, enabling adaptability and flexibility in response to change.

  • Personal excellence

    Personal excellence

    The ongoing desire of the individual to develop and empower their character, gifts, talents and relationships to the fullest, achieving a harmony in how they think, feel, believe and behave.

  • Interpersonal skills

    Interpersonal skills

    The ability to communicate or interact positively and meaningfully with others and to present oneself with appropriate manners and regard.

  • A disposition to serve

    A disposition to serve

    A willingness to selflessly help and do work for the benefit of others, the community and the environment.

  • Capacity to lead and follow

    Capacity to lead & follow

    The ability to influence and initiate by action or example, balanced by the understanding of when to be guided, to conform, to heed or to observe.

  • Global and bicultural competence

    Global & bicultural competence

    The knowledge, skills and open-mindedness necessary to navigate and engage with today's interconnected world – both in a global and a bicultural New Zealand context.