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Excellere College is a composite primary and secondary school was originally established by the Alive Trust as a ministry of the church for parents choosing a God-centred, biblical worldview, Christian education for their children. In 2015 the school welcomed new Proprietors, the New Zealand Christian Proprietors Trust (NZCPT) and the Whangarei Christian Education Trust (WCET).
The special character of the school is determined by the Christian beliefs, values and lifestyle of the Christian church, as determined from time to time by the WCET, and is to be upheld in word and fulfilled in practice by staff.
The school's special character as hereinafter described, shall incorporate education with a special character as provided in the school and it is hereby agreed and declared that the school shall, at all times in the future, be conducted and operated so as to maintain and preserve the school's special character and these statements shall be interpreted so as to maintain and preserve the special character of the school.
The Mission Statement for Excellere College is as follows
Educating students to develop and excel in their God-given gifts and talents, according to His Word and purpose.
The special character of the school is determined by the Christian beliefs, values and lifestyle of the Christian church, as determined from time to time by the Whangarei Christian Education Trust, and is to be upheld in word and fulfilled in practice by staff.
Because God is the creator of heaven and Earth, of all things visible and invisible, sustaining and ruling over creation, including man and is the source of all wisdom and knowledge, God the Father, Jesus his Son, and the Holy Spirit are relevant to every area of study and endeavour in the school.
The school reflects this by:
Experiencing Godly relationships, showing the character of Christ in love, using the Bible as the basis for exploring God's world, and as a standard against which to compare and interpret all curriculum material.
- Teaching Christian values and behaviour though the process of acknowledgement of sin, repentance and acceptance of Jesus' gift of grace.
- Using prayer as a key tool in learning, inviting the Holy Spirit into every learning situation.
- Encouraging each child to give their best because God creates and equips each person for their unique role in His service, and acknowledging achievement in accordance with the child's effort.
- Inextricably integrating knowledge of the world and Christian beliefs, through an integrated approach of an appropriate Christian curriculum and developed program plans.
- Acting as a continuum and extension of the teaching provided in Christian homes.
- Providing an environment where children, parents and teachers can experience godly relationships, show the character of Christ in love, discipline, respect, honour and trust, and witness an exemplary demonstration of biblical truths in the lives of others.
- Employing staff who are role models for students, who promote values and standards based on biblical principles.
Our school's Special Character is defined in the Special Character Statement.
The legislation defining integrated schools makes it clear who can attend a state integrated school. The act states (part 5 S29 (1) of the PSCIA 1975:
"Parents who have a particular or general philosophical or religious connection with an integrated
school shall have preference of enrolment for their children at the school."
If a parent can demonstrate a connection to the school's special character then their children are entitled to be enrolled and are known as preference students. Integrated schools are allowed to take a small percentage of Non-Preference students (families who don't directly connect with the school's special character), that number is specifically stated by the Ministry for each school. In our school, we can take 15 non-preference students.