The philosophy of Kopane School is epitomised by its motto “Together We Make A Difference” and the seven values that support it.

• Caring

• Excellence

• Thinking

• Sustainability

• Respect

• Responsibility

• Aroha

These values are strongly in evidence at the school both inside and outside of the classrooms, and of course when the children are on sporting, cultural and educational excursions outside of the school. 

The school prides itself on having high educational standards and of providing a variety of educational experiences to ensure that the children are enthusiastic about their learning.