Our Values

Our values are an important pillar of our school. They guide our school, our special character, and our staff. The values also inform our teaching and learning programme, and our way of being as a Islamic School within New Zealand. It is through our values that we strive to reach the vision of our school
At Iqra school we understand that Taqwa is a personal journey. It involves sincere intentions, consistency, and a genuine desire to please Allah in all aspects of life.
Demonstrating Taqwa involves internal and external actions and behaviours that reflect one’s commitment to living a righteous and God-conscious life.

At Iqra School, demonstrating Taqwa can look like:

  • fulfilling the obligations of Islam, such as performing the five daily prayers (Salah), fasting during Ramadan (Sawm), giving alms (Zakat)
  • actively pursuing religious education and seeking a deeper understanding of Islamic teachings. This includes studying the Quran, Hadith (sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad), and the works of Islamic scholars.
  • being truthful, trustworthy, and maintaining high moral standards in all aspects of life.
  • honoring commitments and fulfilling promises are essential aspects of demonstrating taqwa.
  • treating others with respect, empathy, and compassion. 
  • helping those in need, being charitable, and extending a helping hand to the less fortunate are actions that exemplify Taqwa.
  • acknowledging one’s mistakes, and actively seeking forgiveness from Allah. 
  • engaging in sincere repentance, striving to rectify past wrongs, and making amends with others when necessary.
  • using words to spread goodness, encouragement, and positivity.
  • acting with fairness and justice in all dealings
  • honoring and caring for one’s family, maintaining strong bonds with parents, siblings, and relatives.
At Iqra school we define responsibility as being accountable for one’s own actions, duties and obligations. It involves fulfilling our obligations, recognising the consequences of our actions, and taking ownership for our decisions and their outcomes.
At Iqra School, demonstrating responsibility can look like:

  • being reliable and showing commitment to our learning and to what we say we will do. 
  • being punctual, ensuring we meet  our deadlines, and completing tasks to the best of our ability.
  • accepting responsibility for our actions, acknowledging any mistakes or shortcomings, and learning from them. 
  • not blaming others or making excuses but rather taking ownership for our own actions
  • being honest, trustworthy, and consistent in our words and actions. 
  • being organised shows responsibility by effectively managing our time, our commitments and our obligations. 
  • actively seeking opportunities to contribute and make a positive impact. 
Acceptance and tolerance
At Iqra School acceptance and tolerance are values that foster inclusivity and embracing diversity, enabling people to live together in a world that is characterised by differences in beliefs, cultures, backgrounds, and identities.
Acceptance refers to the act of acknowledging and embracing others as they are, without judgment or prejudice. 
Tolerance, involves the ability to be open-minded regarding the beliefs, behaviors, or practices that differ from our own. It is based in open-mindedness, empathy, and a commitment to peaceful coexistence.

At Iqra School, demonstrating acceptance and tolerance can look like:

  • It involves understanding that not everyone is the same, and that differences should be respected.
  • showing kindness and support
  • treating everyone fairly and equally, irrespective of their differences. 
  • Making others feel welcomed, valued, and respected
  • having an open mind and being willing to consider perspectives and ideas that may differ from our own. 
  • resolving conflicts through dialogue, negotiation, and compromise
  • learning about different perspectives and histories to avoid ignorance and stereotypes.
Respect for self , Other, their own and others’ cultures and religions
At Iqra School respect for self refers to the recognition and appreciation of your own worth, dignity, and individuality. It means treating yourself with kindness, compassion, and acceptance, and making choices that promote personal well-being and growth. It means valuing the strengths, talents, and accomplishments you have and bring to Iqra.

At Iqra School, demonstrating respect for self can look like:

  • engaging in physical, emotional, and mental well-being, such as exercise, healthy eating, getting rest, and engaging in hobbies and interests.
  • establishing boundaries to protect your own physical, emotional, and mental health.
  • setting goals, learning new skills, and embracing challenges that help you grow. 
  • having a growth mindset and being open to learning from new experiences.
  • expressing your thoughts, feelings, and opinions in a respectful and confident manner, while also considering the perspectives of others.
  • advocating for yourself without being aggressive or disrespectful
Confidence in self , faith and learning
At Iqra School, confidence in self, faith, and learning is a value that contribute to our personal learning, growth and success. It is about having a belief in our own abilities, worth, and potential.

At Iqra School, demonstrating confidence in self, faith and learning can look like:

  • having confidence to work through challenges, make decisions, and pursue goals. 
  • taking risks, embracing opportunities, and overcoming obstacles. 
  • offering guidance, comfort, and motivation, helping others navigate challenges, make ethical decisions.
  • embracing learning opportunities, being curiosity, open-mindedness, and a willingness to explore new ideas and perspectives. 
  • It is not about being arrogant or believing you are always right, but rather having faith in your capabilities and being resilient in the face of setbacks.
At Iqra School we characterised excellence by demonstrating our commitment to doing our best and a commitment to high standards. We believe excellence is about continuously improving ourselves, our mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing as well as our academic performance. 
Overall, excellence is a value that reflects a commitment to fostering an environment of high standards, continuous growth, and the pursuit of personal and academic excellence for all members of the school community.
At Iqra School, demonstrating excellence can look like:
  • having high standards of ourselves. Constructively working to overcome challenges we confront as individuals, groups and as a community. 
  • Having high expectations of everyone at Iqra school; students, staff, and our community.
  • Being a positive member of our school and promoting an environment where we are all supported, challenged, and equipped with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be successful.  
  • Continuously striving to improve in all areas within our special character, academic learning, and our social, spiritual, and emotional development.  
  • Being a reflective and life-long learner.
  • fostering a positive and inclusive environment so that we make others feel safe, valued, and encouraged to take risks. 
  • celebrating and recognises the achievements and efforts of students, staff, and our community. 
Care for self, others and the environment
At Iqra School we characterised ‘care for self, others, and the environment’ through promoting and being a positive and nurturing member of our school and community.
We believe ‘care for self, others, and the environment’ is about continuously personal improvement, being kind, caring and empathic to others.

At Iqra School, demonstrating ‘care for self, others and the environment’ can look like:
  • regularly exercise, eating healthily, and asking for support when you need support.
  • having positive interests, follow your talents, and passions. 
  • being-reflective and setting learning goal:
  • promoting a culture of kindness, caring, and respect
  • being involved in and encouraging others to participate in community service initiatives and volunteering projects.
  • looking after our school and community environment
  • learning about ecology, climate change, recycling, and sustainable practices.
  • connecting with nature through class trips, gardening projects, or outdoor learning experiences.