Why values are important in a school

The values of a school are very important. It is the values and vision that determine the behaviours everyone in the school community agree to live by, and on which all strategic planning is based, as discussed by Goconqr.

To find out what a school stands for, simply ask a random selection of its teachers, students and parents about what they believe the school stands for. If the answers are similar, then the school community believes and aims to live by them. When everyone is aligned behind shared values and beliefs then the school can be called a 'learning community.'

Our core values at Christ Church Grammar School are underpinned by the teachings of the Anglican Church. They give meaning and purpose to our lives, and guide us as we strive to achieve our Mission.

Our values are:

Care and compassion
Care for self and others.

Environmental responsibility
Respect and concern for the natural and cultural environment.

Seek to accomplish something noteworthy and admirable, individually and collectively, and perform at one’s best.

Enjoy all the rights and privileges of citizenship free from unnecessary interference or control, and stand up for the rights of others.

Honesty and trustworthiness
Be honest, sincere and seek the truth.

Act in accordance with principles of moral and ethical conduct, and ensure consistency between words and deeds.

Treat others with consideration and regard.

Be accountable for and in charge of one’s own actions – personal, social and civic.

Social justice
Be committed to the pursuit and protection of the common good where all persons are entitled to legal, social and economic fair treatment.

Understanding and inclusion
Be aware of others and their cultures, accept diversity and include others.

If our values align with your beliefs, we invite you to book a tour to discover how we are committed to building good men.