These are the character attributes developed through the boys’ College experience. We believe they will enable our College graduates to flourish in an ever-changing world. The Christ’s College Graduate
Compassion & empathy Ngakau Aroha, Ngakau Whaka ¯ ro Nui ki te Tangata 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.
Self-awareness Aroa ¯ Whaiaro
Enterprise & curiosity Te A ¯ hua Pa ¯ uaua me te Whaka- matemate 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 Ngakau titikaha, ngakau ma ¯ haki Possessing an optimistic perspective and certainty of purpose, balanced by amodest sense of self-importance.
A conscious knowledge of personal character, strengths,weaknesses, abilities, beliefs and emotions, enabling adaptability and flexibility in response to change.
A disposition to serve Whaiaro A ¯ whina Tangata
Personal excellence Te Hiranga ake
Interpersonal skills Nga Pu ¯ kenga Takahoahoa The ability to communicate or
A willingness to selflessly help and do work for the benefit of others, the community and the environment.
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.
interact positively andmeaningfully with others and to present oneself with appropriatemanners and regard.
Capacity to lead & follow Te A ¯ heitanga ki te Arataki me te Tautoko tangata
Global & bicultural competence He Matatautanga A ¯ o Whanui, A ¯ o Tikangarua The knowledge, skills and open- mindedness necessary to navigate and engage with today’s interconnectedworld – both in a global and a bicultural NewZealand context.
Courage & resilience Te Hautoame te Manawaroa o te tangata
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.
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.
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