Vision and Values

High Standards, High Aspirations.

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Through hard work, determination and resilience, an ambitious person will often achieve more than someone without ambition.

Why is Ambition important?

“I am always motivated. I am ambitious and I always want to improve.”

Cristiano Ronaldo

“Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.”

Dwayne Johnson

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Achieving things on your own means that you have total responsibility. This increases your understanding and deepens your learning. 

Why is Independence important?

“I am the master of my fate: I am the Captain of my soul.”

W E Henley 

“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone”.  

Hans f Hansen

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Kindness shows an understanding of other people and shows a positive strength of character. Most people like it when others are kind to them. Kindness spreads.  

Why is Kindness important?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

The 14th Dalai Lama.

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The ability to stick with something that may be challenging, tricky, difficult. 

Sometimes it is tempting to give up when things get tough. Resilience means that you can battle through and keep going.

Why is Resilience important?

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.”

Michael Jordan

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

Nelson Mandela

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Being respectful shows that you know something 

or someone is of value and is important. Showing respect can involve being polite, compliant, kind and non-aggressive.  Self-respect shows that you know you are of value and are important. 

Why is Respectfulness important?

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”

Bruce Lee

“Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it.”

R.G. Risch

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Being responsible means that you do the right thing, do what you should do.  and accept responsibility for your own actions. Most actions have consequences and the responsible person may be positively or negatively affected by these actions.

Why is Responsibility important?

“In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves….And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”

Eleanor Roosevelt 

“The time is always right to do what is right”.

Martin Luther King

Values and Character

We strongly believe in the development of the whole child and put personal development as an integral part of our curriculum. Our values have been selected not only to raise aspiration and success in academic achievement and future careers, but also to become valued members of the communities in which they live.

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We are actively working towards our School of Character award.

The awards recognise character education that is delivered in an explicit, planned and reflective manner- to enable the cultivation of positive character qualities in the interests of human flourishing.