Our Vision 2020 -22
Vision Gospel Reading - Matthew 7:24-25
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise person who built their house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.”
St Matthew’s School, Marton is an equitable learning environment where our warrior learners can cultivate a ‘rock solid’ foundation of Faith, Excellence and Resilience; to navigate through their changing lives, so they can transform the world.
Our Gospel Values
Our Gospel values are all underpinned by the gospel of St Matthew. Each is linked to a Saint who were living examples of our values. They transformed the world through their Christ-centred lives.
Hospitality for all people
*Manaakitanga * Talia Lelei
Respect through what we 'say' and 'do'
*Te Tapu o te tangata * Fa'aaloalo
St Matthew the Apostle
Excellence is how we shine
*Panekiretanga * Silisili ona Lelei
St Mother Mary
Service in leadership
*Awhinatanga * Auaunaga
St Francis Xavier
Social Justice through Compassion in action
*Tika *Faasinomaga Tonu
St Mother Teresa
Catherine McAuley - HOSPITALITY
46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
St Matthew the Apostle - RESPECT
10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”
12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
St Mother Mary - EXCELLENCE
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
St Francis Xavier - SERVICE
26 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. 28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
St Mother Teresa - SOCIAL JUSTICE
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Our Community at St Matthew's Marton is an inclusive and diverse mix of wonderful people. Our children excel within a safe learning environment that cultivates the warrior learner within all of us.
Our roll is 65% Samoan, 15% Maori and 20% NZ European. St Matthew’s has a strong learning culture where we strive to do our best. We pride ourselves with being culturally responsive and celebrate the cultures within our school.
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