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Values

Our key values are unchanged as we retain our independence, developing meaningful relationships, implementing sustainability, allowing time for play and for quality in work, integration in learning and curriculum, embracing diversity, access and equity, democratic governance and small-scale operations. Respect for self and others is paramount and takes time to develop. Freedom and responsibility are entwined, for in accepting our responsibilities there lies freedom.

We assist students to understand the parameters. Korowal acitively promotes and demonstrates the values of compassion, tolerance, equity, respect, empathy, gratitude, commitment, resilience, and critical thinking.

Learning
Learning

Learning

We value a love of learning as a lifetime endeavour in pursuit of knowledge and understanding. 

This means 

  • our learning environment is creative and harmonious 

  • the curriculum is integrated, challenging, nourishing and holistic

  • curiosity and endeavour are fostered

  • our children use quality materials

  • we provide considered feedback and evaluation

  • we take time to encourage concentration and reflection

  • our teachers demonstrate involvement and competence

  • we recognise beauty and quality

 
Relationships
Relationships

Relationships

We value the qualities of compassion, equity, respect and commitment.

This means we 

  • listen and respond with openness and empathy

  • strive to inspire others through our own actions

  • are fair and kind 

  • are trustful and approachable

  • are committed to resolution of conflict

  • act inclusively, ethically and without prejudice

 
Individuality
Individuality

Individuality

We value the uniqueness, and complexity and humanity of each individual.  

This means we 

  • acknowledge diverse abilities, gifts, strengths and weaknesses

  • challenge others in a supportive way to realise their potential

  • are open to self appraisal and reflection

  • act with integrity 

  • foster independent thought and resilience

  • act mindfully with responsibility and without fear

  • cherish childhood and the consciousness of children

  • nurture the balanced development of body, mind and spirit

 
School Community
School Community

School Community

We value the role of the individual in sustaining the school community

This means 

  • we create a mutually supportive environment where all are free to learn

  • we acknowledge our responsibilities to the larger community

  • all are included, cared for and supported 

  • parents participate and contribute

  • the rights and responsibilities of all are respected

  • we seek consensus in governance and decision-making

 
World Community
World Community

World Community

We aspire to be a school that is beneficial for the present and future world community

This means 

  • our education prepares children for life as world citizens

  • we promote decision making that supports sustainability

  • we act to preserve the world heritage natural environment

  • we encourage awareness of other cultures

  • we seek to advance human-centred, sustainable education

  • we act for peace and conciliation

 
I value the level of trust the teachers place in the students. Every person is made to feel safe.
Year 9 Student