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Mission and values

School mission: we are a community that respects individuals and believes that linguistic, cultural and social diversity can enrich all our lives.

Our children enjoy a holistic education in a caring, nurturing environment. Their academic and social skills, emotional development and creative talents are encouraged to grow so that each child excels in their own way. We believe every child can succeed.

We always strive to improve on what we do. We embrace change as a means of preparing learners for the challenges of a complex future. Our mandate is to give children the best start on their life-long learning journey. 

Student 'big 6' values

Community

  • Look after younger children.
  • Cooperate with school procedures.
  • Play safely without hurting others.

Mutual respect

  • Share attention, space, equipment and time.
  • Care for your school environment.
  • Follow teachers’ instructions.

Embracing diversity

  • Treat others as you’d like to be treated.
  • Use polite language – 'put-downs', swearing and racist comments are not acceptable.

Opportunity

  • Be on time and organised for lessons.
  • Help others to succeed.
  • Give your best always.

Resilience

  • Be flexible and cooperative with changes.
  • 'work out' or 'talk out' problems.
  • Learn to forgive.

Integrity

  • Be honest.
  • Think for yourself.
  • Take responsibility for your actions.  

Community

As staff members we will:
  • Encourage teamwork, work together, listen and volunteer time.
  • Involve, support and embrace others in the whole school community in achieving common goals.
  • Communicate (early and often).
  • Acknowledge others as members of other types of communities.
  • Contribute to our learning environment by joining with others to create an atmosphere that promotes interaction.
  • Participate in staff activities/school projects.
  • Be consistent and follow up with school procedures and policies.
  • Laugh, cry and talk.
  • Be a positive example for children.
  • Feel valued and be welcoming.
  • Share the good times (and the bad). 

Opportunity

As staff members we will:

  • Share, discuss, show enthusiasm, be open.
  • Take advice, learn from others, providing the occasion to do so.
  • Embrace new ideas/paths.
  • Seek professional development activities.
  • Cooperate and collaborate.
  • Mentor.
  • Challenge ourselves, going beyond our comfort zones to explore unknown territories.
  • Think outside the square, take/create possibilities.
  • Take on new roles and support others in theirs.
  • Assist each other in achieving collective and personal goals.
  • Extend our teaching skills.
  • Devise extra-curricular activities.
  • Lead students to discover their potential. 

Mutual respect

As staff members we will:
  • Work as a school team, cooperate.
  • Be honest, flexible and understanding with others.
  • Interact in an open, supportive, positive manner.
  • Agree to disagree with respect.
  • Treat each other as we ourselves want to be treated.
  • Consider the rights, opinions, advice of others.
  • Value the work of others.
  • Be proud of our own work.
  • Acknowledge the strengths, positive qualities and differences of others.
  • Learn from others.
  • Trust and be trustworthy.
  • Welcome new colleagues.
  • Feel safe.
  • Consider the wishes and needs of all in our community.
  • Be calm, polite and smiling.

Resilience

As staff members we will:

  • Encourage, support, participate in and enjoy being part of a team.
  • Be open to discuss new ideas.
  • Be flexible; adaptable; accepting of change.
  • Encourage each other to persist.
  • Seek assistance and support when needed.
  • Assist the children build these skills.
  • Plan well; complete tasks.
  • Have courage to address issues as they arise.
  • Meet the challenges & see them as opportunities.
  • Set expectations and model these for the whole community.
  • Accept decisions made as a staff.
  • Take care of our wellbeing and watch out for others.
  • Work reasonable hours, allowing for ‘fun and fitness’.
  • Organise staff social activities.
  • Reflect and evaluate to bounce back; be strong when the going gets tough.