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Values Education


The St Luke’s school values are:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience
  • Empathy and;
  • Integrity.

These are directly aligned with the ‘Australian Values’ and reflect our school vision, ‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full’.

As a whole staff and with consultation with the school community, we collaboratively decided on our school values. Our five chosen values are reflective of the ‘Australian Values’. Three of our values; Integrity, Respect and Responsibility were explicitly extracted from the ‘Australian Values’. Our decision to include Empathy incorporates the ‘Australian Values’ Care and Compassion, Freedom and Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion.  Resilience includes, Doing your Best and Fair Go. Honesty and Trustworthiness is emphasised in our value of Empathy.

Students participate in multi age 'Friendship groups' biweekly which focus on social, cultural and contemporary events as well as a focus on the values.  Topics covered include, Refugee Week, National Sorry Day, Harmony Day, 100 acts of Kindness.


Students participate in 'Bounce Back!' lessons, every alternate week, which is a whole school social and emotional learning program.

Bounce Back! is an award winning well being and resilience class based program for students.  Bounce Back! offers practical strategies to help students function better at school and in life.  Topics covered include - 

Core values:

developing positive and pro-social values

 

People Bouncing Back:

developing strategies for coping and bouncing back

 

Courage:

finding courage in both everyday life and difficult circumstances

 

Looking on the bright side:

teaching optimistic thinking

 

Emotions:

amplifying positive emotions and managing negative emotions

 

Relationships:

skills for building and maintaining friendships

 

Humour

as a coping skill


No bullying:

skills for countering bullying

 

Success

(STAR, CHAMP, WINNERS): skills and attitudes for being successful