This example is from Tawa Intermediate.

Managing Self

Having a “can-do” attitude.

People who manage themselves are self-motivated,

resourceful, reliable and self-controlled. 

They are independent learners who set their own goals,

make plans and aim to achieve high standards.  

They know when to lead, when to follow, and how to make sensible choices.

Participating and Contributing

Getting actively involved in communities, like teams, family, school, clubs and cultural groups.

When people participate and contribute they get a sense of belonging and have the confidence to try new things. They understand how their rights, roles and responsibilities are related, and how important it is to protect their culture, community and environment.  

Relating to others

Co-operating with others by sharing and discussing ideas,

actively listening and respecting different points of view.


People who relate well to others are open to new learning. They are aware of how their words and actions affect other people. They know when to compete, and when to co-operate. By working together with others they can come up with new ideas and methods.

Using language, symbols and texts

Getting information and meaning from all kinds of language, symbols and texts,

like books, computers, signs, tables, graphic organisers and numbers.


People who are good at using language, symbols and texts can understand their meanings in a range of situations, and they know that how we choose to communicate affects how people understand and respond.                                                              


Using thinking skills to make sense of our experiences, ideas and information, and to make decisions.


Good thinkers and problem solvers are active learners who reflect, ask questions, make good use of their knowledge and personal experiences, and challenge ideas.

Term 1

Term 1 Reflection

This is what I did this term

Term 2

Term 2 Reflection

Term 3

Term 3 Reflection

Term 4

Term 4 Reflection