Wentworth College and Primary School
Our Mission – Wentworth College
The mission of Wentworth College is to create a co-educational school where every student is educated to achieve his or her full potential; to create opportunities, expand horizons, reward effort and encourage excellence in an efficient, disciplined, caring and supportive environment.
Wentworth Computer Science College is a satellite campus of Wentworth College. All students enrolled at Wentworth Computer Science College are Wentworth College students.
The main Wentworth College campus is located in Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa and teaches Years 7-13 using the CIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) curriculum in a broad range of subjects.
Wentworth Primary is also located in Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa and educates children from Years 1-6. See map below. If you would like to know more about Wentworth College or Wentworth Primary, please visit our website.
“A culture of excellence and achievement will exist at the College where we celebrate excellence in performance, and applaud focused participation and dedication towards critical thinking and all aspects of school life.”
The mission of Wentworth College is to create a world class co-educational school where every student is educated to achieve his or her full potential as a whole person; to create opportunities, expand horizons, reward effort and encourage excellence in an efficient, disciplined, caring and supportive environment; to foster equity, respect, self worth, interpersonal skills and a worthwhile value system, so enabling each student to make a lifelong positive contribution to society.
To deliver high quality education and development opportunities to the young people of the local and wider community, ensuring that they receive excellent preparation for ongoing education, acceptance of social responsibilities and work in an international environment. To achieve this, Wentworth College will:
- deliver education and development opportunities of the highest quality;
- be at the forefront in the personal development of young people;
- care for our staff and ensure that they reach the highest levels of professional competence;
- continually enhance our unique values, standards and traditions;
- continually assess the changing needs of our community and reflect these in the operation of the school.
Guiding Principles and Values
The delivery of high quality education is the cornerstone of the Wentworth College philosophy. A rigorous and challenging curriculum that is well taught is essential if students are to fulfil their ambitions as responsible, well-informed and useful citizens. High academic standards, and participation in national qualifications and examinations, are considered to be of vital importance.
The development of worthwhile communal values is a major function of the College. When students join a school they become contributing members of an extended family of students and staff. The school community with its values, social interaction and leadership opportunities is an important factor in the personal development of young people, engendering group loyalty and mutual support.