What our values learning looks like at SJV:Across our school, it's part of our culture to discuss and model different values with the
children. At school, a lesson is given on the value of the fortnight. We focus on a particular
value to reflect on, discuss and consciously practise. This is naturally different depending on
the age of the children, however broadly speaking the lesson structure is as follows:
Parents are encouraged to be involved at home too. For example:
It is important for us as adults to do some self-reflection on our own embodiment of the
values. It is further important that we share with our children that we may not always get
these things right in the first instance.ServiceService is giving to others, making a difference in their lives. You consider their needs as
important as your own. Be helpful without waiting to be asked. Do every job with
excellence. When you act with a spirit of service , you can change the world.
RespectWe show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity and
honour the rules of our family, school and nation. Respect yourself, and others will respect
you.CompassionCompassion is understanding and caring when someone is hurt or troubled, even if you
don’t know them. It is wanting to help, even if all you can do is listen and say kind words.
You forgive mistakes. You are a friend when someone needs a friend.DeterminationYou focus your energy and efforts on a task and stick with it until it is finished.
Determination is using your willpower to do something when it isn't easy. You are
determined to meet your goals even when it is hard or you are being tested. With
determination we make our dreams come true.
JusticePractising justice is being fair. It is solving problems so everyone wins. You don’t prejudge.
You see people as individuals. You don’t accept it when someone acts like a bully, cheats or
lies. Being a champion for justice takes courage. Sometimes when you stand for justice,
you stand alone.