Strategic vision and direction

Our vision and values inform what we do, how we do it and what we strive to achieve for our students, graduates and practice communities through our teaching, learning, research, leadership and service to community.

Te Wawata | Vision:

Leading learning, changing lives to achieve excellence and equity 

Te ārahi i te ako me te panoni koiora hei whakatutuki i te hiranga me te tautika

Ngā uara | Values:

Model courageous and resilient attitudes and actions that uphold our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi through:


Building relationships through shared experience, collective engagement and belonging

Taiao ako auaha

Fostering a creative learning environment that treats everyone with respect and dignity in order to promote social justice


Empowering learners and colleagues to achieve their highest potential

Toi Mātauranga

Promoting new understandings, curiosity and knowledge

Faculty of Education and Social Work Strategic Plan

Epsom marae detail

Our guiding vision and values encapsulate the faculty’s strategic priorities which are underpinned by distributed leadership and collaboration. A summary of key ideas in visual format and the full document of the Faculty of Education and Social Work strategic direction can be downloaded below.