Staff Beliefs and Values

The following beliefs and values are based on the commitment that students will be the primary consideration in all decision making.


  • Recognising and valuing the opinions of others
  • Recognising and valuing the diverse abilities of all individuals
  • Acknowledging the effort and achievement of self and others
  • Promoting a positive image of the school, both within the school community and externally
  • Demonstrating respect for self through actions, care and meaningful reflection


  • Being truthful to ourselves and others
  • Reflecting on our own values and opinions regularly
  • Taking personal responsibility for words and actions
  • Giving and accepting feedback that is both challenging and rewarding


  • Encouraging and providing opportunities for all to participate in the school community
  • Recognising and utilising everybody’s abilities and contributions
  • Supporting minorities by making decisions empathetically
  • Understanding where others “come from” so there is less judgement

Effective Communication

  • Communicating is the responsibility of everyone
  • Speaking to relevant people
  • Attend to direct and indirect messages
  • Strategically applying the timing and the delivery of interactions
  • Using stories to illustrate and clarify messages

Enjoyment and Humour

  • Having the ability to laugh at yourself
  • Having the ability to laugh with others respectfully
  • Having fun
  • Developing an approach to education that values humour

Teamwork and Co-operation

  • Working together to achieve common goals
  • Recognising and valuing the abilities and contributions of team members
  • Accepting and supporting group decisions
  • Taking responsibility for all students in the school