Mrs Merritt and her team of students put together a fantastic informational presentation of our new school vision.
A learning community giving voice to all is our new vision statement and we have a set of commitments that help us define our behaviours. Mrs Merritt’s team outlined these agreed behaviours during their assembly.
Valuing : each other, our individuality, our efforts and our education
We show respect
We encourage independence
We support each other
We celebrate success
Openness: in communication, relationships and knowledge
We listen to each other
We are honest
We build trust by aligning our actions and words
We are accountable
Including: to provide equality of opportunity for all
We embrace diversity
We adapt to suit needs
We actively participate
We make it safe for people to speak up
We work with our strengths
Collaborating: to build a learning community of excellence
We work together and share ideas
We commit to solve conflict through dialogue
We look for solutions
We are committed to reflection and growth
Engaging: with students, families, community and the environment
We encourage curiosity
We bring enthusiasm
We look for opportunities to connect
We are excited about our new vision because it really puts into words what we want our school to be about. We know that WE ARE THE VOICE OF GLENDALE and we believe as we work towards putting into place these behaviours every person in our school will feel important and valuable.
We have also started a new awards system to recognise children who are trying to put into practise the school values. These are our Voice Awards. If you are lucky enough to be drawn out, you receive a voucher for our wonderful canteen and a certificate. We know that these rewards are going to be hotly sort after.
Our next assembly will be presented by our year six students on Wednesday 13 March. We would love to see lots of our community come and share this with us and join us for coffee at the conclusion.
Written by: Georgia Brand, Eva Harvey, Sophia Bell, Dylan Prance
Photographer: Ezra Leota