Our Mission, Vision and Values


Our mission statement Alive with Learning - Te Ako Ora means Life Learning.


At Oxford Crescent School, we promote a strong sense of pride and belonging through the concept of Whānaungatanga. We develop active learners who are confidently prepared for their future. We build resilient, articulate lifelong learners through innovative, authentic learning experiences. Our learners are engaged and motivated to think critically, creatively and in collaboration with others. We celebrate diversity through accepting and understanding our community and demonstrating respectful and positive relationships. We value the reciprocal partnership with whānau to support the growth of our learners.


We value collaborative learning environments, which cater to each student’s needs and ensures they are empowered to develop personal agency and the ability to manage their learning.

  • Students developing the attributes detailed in the OCS STAR logo – that they are safe, team players, active learners and respectful. 

  • Students building positive relationships and participating and contributing in their school, local and wider community.

  • Students learning key competencies through play 

  • Students participate in authentic learning experiences that enhance the digital.

  • Students understanding the value of and participating in, regular physical activity.

  • Students will value the concept of Whanaungatanga - feeling that they belong, are connected and supported. 


The school’s decisions and actions will be guided by the principles of:

  • Promoting high expectations

  • Learning to learn and having a future focus

  • Embedding coherence in the school curriculum

  • Celebrating cultural diversity and supporting the Treaty of Waitangi

  • Ensuring inclusion for all students

  • Engaging with the school community 


We will recognise and celebrate New Zealand’s cultural diversity and Māori culture and provide learning opportunities in tikanga Māori and Te Reo Maori.