Philosophy | ELPNZ


  1. We believe the ability to communicate confidently and effectively in English is essential for successful settlement in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  2. We believe shared learning among people of different cultures benefits our communities by promoting mutual respect and understanding.
  3. Learners' needs and aspirations form the basis of our work.
  4. We recognise the essential contribution of volunteers to our service and endorse the Universal Declaration on Volunteering (1990).
  5. We affirm that the Treaty of Waitangi gives all New Zealanders turangawaewae (the right to belong).
  6. We believe the diversity brought by migrants and refugees enriches New Zealand society.
  7. We endorse the UNHCR Convention (1951) and Protocol (1967) relating to the status of refugees and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations (1971).