NZTC values shine throughout August
New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC)’s Spirit shone brightly throughout August as the college celebrated its annual tradition of Values Month.
“Year after year, our four treasured values of Vision, Heart, Competence and Spirit continue to speak to us in real and everyday ways, leading us in our support of students and our engagement with our sectors and colleagues,” said Chief Executive Selena Fox.
“August is a month when we come together, to celebrate the everyday heroes we work alongside and reflect on how our values are weaved into the work that enables us to touch so many lives.”
The theme of this year’s Values Month was ‘Stepping up, rising up and choosing to make a difference’ with celebrations including a charity auction held with team-donated prizes and substantial study scholarships offered in support of the early childhood education sector.
College staff participated in fun and creative activities throughout the month, reflecting on what Vision, Heart, Competence and Spirit mean for them both personally and professionally.
Celebrations came to a close with a day of fun and relaxation, as the team shared a meal together and reflected on the college’s contribution to the early childhood education and health and wellbeing communities.
Longstanding staff members Suzanne Zhang, Julie Plows and Gary Li were congratulated for five years of outstanding work and dedication to the college.
Lecturer Binky Laureta celebrated her tenth year as an academic team member, acknowledging the integral role the college values continue to play in her everyday work.
“Vision, Heart, Competence and Spirit resonate closely with my own personal values, and after ten years at the college I continue to see these values reflected in different people every day,” said Laureta.
Chief Executive Selena Fox shared, “What a gift it has been to celebrate our college values this month. These values are our guiding lights, our Vision, Heart and Competence that lead us forward in everything we do, enabling us to touch new lives every day with our unique NZTC Spirit”.