Our Crest incorporates the shield - symbolic of faith, the blood red cross – symbolic of salvation through Christ's sacrifice, and the white eagle in flight standing for our EAGLES Vision and soaring for Christ.
SEEK SERVE SOAR, is based upon a passage from the prophet Isaiah:
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint. Isaiah 40:31
To SEEK means to seek truth, to experience God's grace and to discover who Jesus is.
To SERVE means deciding to put others before ourselves, learning the meaning of empathy.
To SOAR means to aim high in all things, and to become a mature, balanced person.
Over a number of years, Rangiora New Life School has identified as aspirational vision for behaviour which is linked to our Motto Seek, Serve, Soar. For us in the school, students are expected to SOAR (by being supportive, organised, achievers and respectful).
Our broad mission is to provide quality Christian education that equips and inspires all students to reach their life's potential in order to serve God's purposes
This we see being accomplished through what we call our EAGLES vision.
The school has four character cornerstones comprising of Mercy, Humility, Wisdom and Justice which underpin twelve core values.
Mercy - Forgiveness, compassion and integrity
Humility - Respect, co-operation and understanding
Wisdom - Responsibility, diligence and enquiry
Justice - Fairness, generosity and creation care