What's important to us
Solomon Group supports individuals to recognise and develop their potential.
Tino Rangatiratanga – Self Worth
Tikanga – Integrity
Manutu – Professionalism
Whakapono – Commitment
Te Tapu o te Tangata – Dignity of the Person
Aroha ki te Tangata – Social Responsibility
Te Tapu o nga Tamariki – Dignity of Children
Whānaungatanga – Support for the Individual and their Whānau
Solomon Group strives to:
- Respect the worth, dignity and uniqueness of each person.
- Advise, encourage and support each learner.
- Provide purposeful and personalised programmes that are flexible and enjoyable.
- Enrich client and staff lives, and increase employment opportunities for both.
- Help build the skills needed to grow our communities.
- Empower clients and their whānau to build independence.
- Support and empower the vulnerable and dependent.
- Help clients develop their positive personal identity and mental attitude.
- Recognise the importance of celebrating success.
- Foster a “future-focused” attitude.
We achieve this by:
- Practicing the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – partnership, participation and protection.
- Operating as a whānau – all members are valued and have rights and responsibilities.
- Encouraging a culture of innovation, knowledge-sharing and continuous improvement.
- Providing well-resourced, quality programmes and services.
- Creating a positive, enjoyable, professional workplace for all whānau.
- Establishing robust policies and procedures to enable services to operate efficiently and effectively.
- Encouraging clients to identify and develop their potential with achievable, but challenging goals.
- Improving clients’ literacy (including language, numeracy, digital, financial and emotional).
- Supporting clients into appropriate training or employment.
- Providing workplace support for both employees and the employers to achieve sustainable employment and job satisfaction.
- Exceeding stakeholder (contractor, client, community) expectations.
- Being responsive to feedback.
Goals and objectives
GOAL 1: Maintain a quality, lifelong organisation
To do this we strive to:
- Make a reasonable profit.
- Maintain sound quality processes, systems and structures.
- Apply robust succession planning for key positions.
- Employ high-quality staff with an expectation of personal and professional growth.
- Achieve compliance.
GOAL 2: Pursue opportunities for growth
To do this we:
- Investigate and pursue growth areas for Youth.
- Investigate and pursue intergenerational and primary school opportunities.
GOAL 3: Continue to promote and enhance Māori kaupapa
To help staff, students, stakeholders and the community achieve independence, we’re committed to Treaty principles and Māori kaupapa.
GOAL 4: Provide high-quality services to enrich people’s lives, increase their employment opportunities and help to build a skills base that supports economic growth
To do this we will:
- Develop clients’ literacy, language, numeracy and/or employment skills.
- Offer high-quality programmes that meet the needs of the funder and client.