Our School Values

 

 

Our school values are an integral part of who we are as a people and as a community. They are the things that we believe are important. Values have a major influence on a person's behavior and attitude. Every day and every moment they serve as broad guidelines in all situations in guiding us in the choices we make and the actions we take.

 

Relationships: We nurture our connection with others.

Respect: We are understanding and are considerate of everyone’s rights.

Resilience: We are brave when faced with challenges.

Responsibility: We recognise our actions and make a positive difference.

 

As a school, we aim to nurture these values in our students by providing with a comprehensive education with diverse opportunities to develop skills to achieve their personal best. It is from all of us as staff, parents and a community that we can demonstrate the importance of values in our lives to the youngest in our community by upholding these values as exemplary role models.

As a school community, we embrace a partnership of lifelong learning to be able to contribute as citizens in the community and in the future complex and changing world.

Relationships: We nurture our connection with others.

Maramba Primary School is part of the community. We want to be central to it so that everyone will feel as much a part of us as we are of them.

We nurture our connection with others. Together we can do much more than we can individually and the strength of a school can be found in the connections and relationships we form as a community. We can share opinions; support each other; manage more complex tasks.

 

 

We strive to do this by:

  • working together to be at the heart of the community;
  • working cooperatively as a team;
  • sharing good practices with the local networks;
  • showing respect for differences and opinions;
  • be sensitive to your own and others emotions
  • contributing positively to the local and global community;
  • sharing facilities with the local community, especially parents and carers;
  • being the centre of learning and recreation;
  • establishing links with the wider community;
  • and inviting them to be involved in extracurricular activities.

 

Respect: We are understanding and considerate of everyone’s rights.

You can give and model respect by

Some of our values are about how we treat other people and what consideration we give them. Respect is not usually a one-off event or action. It is at the heart of all behaviour, the underlying principle. How we treat and consider other people, the environment and ourselves is an important life value.

 

You can give and show respect by:

  • listening actively to what they say;
  • taking pride in yourself in all that you do;
  • being honest;
  • being well-mannered
  • modelling moral integrity;
  • acknowledging the responsibilities of individuals;
  • allowing others to express opinions;taking an active stance against bullying and discrimination;caring for our environment;
  • taking pride in our school community;
  • listening thoughtfully to all opinions, even when controversial;
  • appreciating and taking into account other people’s preferences;
  • and including everyone, at the earliest stage possible, in the decision-making process.

 

 

Resilience: We are brave when faced with challenges.

Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to overcome the challenges they face.

 

 

You can show your resilience by:

  • giving 100% in everything we do;
  • giving everything a go and never give up;
  • continuing to aspire to achieve excellence;
  • being committed to providing excellent learning and teaching opportunities;
  • encouraging entrepreneurship, innovation and risk taking;
  • giving praise and encouragement when deserved;
  • and trying and trying again to overcome challenges.

While some of the core factors that make someone resilient are, a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback, there are other key attributes of resilience.

These include:

  • social competence
  • a sense of agency or responsibility
  • optimism
  • a sense of purpose or hope for the future
  • attachment to family, to school and to learning
  • problem-solving skills
  • effective coping style, pro-social values
  • a sense of self-efficacy
  • positive self-regard

 

Responsibility: We recognise our actions and make a positive difference.

Our school values logo is representative of responsibility being constant and ongoing. We have an individual and collective responsibility for:

The environment

Ourselves – choices and actions

Others – family, friends and community

 

As a school, we want to encourage everyone to keep developing and growing, expanding our minds and our horizons.

We can show our responsibility and commitment through:

  • being excellent role models to others;
  • owning our choices and decisions;
  • accepting that we all have an important role to play as part of a community;
  • to speak out against inequality;
  • being prepared and ready to learn;
  • being life-long learners;
  • supporting the learning of our peers and the wider community;
  • taking care of belongings and school property;
  • offering additional support to enable all students to reach their potential.
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