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Values Education

The St Luke’s school values are:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience
  • Empathy 
  • Integrity

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 values of Empathy and Integrity.

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



finding courage in both everyday life and difficult circumstances


Looking on the bright side:

teaching optimistic thinking



amplifying positive emotions and managing negative emotions



skills for building and maintaining friendships



as a coping skill

No bullying:

skills for countering bullying



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