School Values

Respect

Having respect for yourself and others.  Respecting other's rights.

In classrooms, evidence of this value includes:

  • accepting the right of others to hold different views to your own
  • listening to others without interrupting
  • acknowledging the strengths and abilities of all students

In school communities, evidence of this value includes:

  • valuing the opinions of parents & teachers
  • acknowledging and embracing cultural diversity within the school community
  • implementing and supporting government education policy

Responsibility

Being accountable for your individual and community's actions towards yourself, others and the environment

In classrooms, evidence of this value includes:

  • modelling expected behaviours
  • taking responsibility for your behaviour and actions
  • demonstrating self-discipline

In school communities, evidence of this value includes:

  • reflecting community needs in school procedures and policies
  • supporting the decisions of the school
  • supporting the school's involvement in community activities
  • supporting school strategies to reinforce appropriate behaviour as well as consequences for breaking rules.

Cooperation

Working together to achieve common goals, providing support to others, and engaging in peaceful resolution of conflict

In classrooms, evidence of this value includes:

  • accepting class protocols for group work and working with others
  • working well with others outside immediate friendships
  • abiding by the code of co-operation
  • problem solving  - identify possible solutions to help resolve issues and conflict.

In school communities, evidence of this value includes:

  • working together to support a school function or activity
  • addressing issues through consultation and negotiation
  • working together to address a school issue
  • initiating change by involving consultation with and the representation of all stakeholders.

Fairness

Being committed to the principles of social justice and opposing prejudice, dishonesty and injustice

In classrooms, evidence of this value includes:

  • maintaining high expectations of everyone
  • encouraging and participating in open discussions about fairness and justice
  • planning to ensure that teaching and learning is meaningful and relevant to everyone.

In school communities, evidence of this value includes:

  • addressing bullying and harassment through effective whole school programs
  • challenging cultural stereotypes
  • communicating accurately on school reports to parents about their children's progress.

Democracy

Accepting and promoting the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of being an Australian citizen

In classrooms, evidence of this value includes:

  • respecting the rights and responsibilities of others
  • accepting responsibility for one's own learning.

In school communities, evidence of this value includes:

  • listening to different views on school related issues
  • consulting parents, staff and students about major changes
  • ensuring that minority groups have a voice in decision making processes
  • choosing appropriate processes for decision making.

Honesty

Being consistently honest and trustworthy

In classrooms, evidence of this value includes:

  • telling the truth
  • doing what you say you will do
  • trusting others
  • teachers mark students work consistently to agreed standards

In school communities, evidence of this value includes:

  • open and transparent decision making processes
  • consistent school policies and actions.

Acceptance

Demonstrating empathy and acting with compassion.  Concern for the wellbeing of yourself and others

In classrooms, evidence of this value includes:

  • accepting other people and their backgrounds.
  • listening to others
  • making constructive and encouraging comment about other people's work
  • accepting roles in group activities.

In school communities, evidence of this value includes:

  • communicating openly  within and between different groups in the school community
  • encouraging and considering new ideas

Friendliness

Being welcoming, pleasant, kind and approachable towards others

In classrooms, evidence of this value includes:

  • maintaining friendly relationships
  • modelling skills for positive and caring relationships
  • encouraging creative thinking about issues and problems.

In school communities, evidence of this value includes:

  • implementing and communicating community support systems
  • communicating openly within and between different groups in the school community
  • forming partnerships with business and community organisations.