School Values

Our staff, students and community are committed to lead by example, model appropriate behaviour and work to the best of their ability

We have the courage to stand up for what is right and we have the confidence to make positive choices and decisions.  We persevere when faced with challenges.

We are enthusiastic about learning and strive to achieve our potential.  We take care and are responsible for personal and school belongings and the environment.  We care for ourselves and others.

We respect ourselves and others, regardless of our origins, beliefs or differences.  We respect our environment and will work to ensure its long term sustainability. We value mateship and always show good sportsman like behaviour.

We are inclusive of others and work to build positive relationships.  We work towards a common goal and encourage others to participate.

Lakelands Primary School has identified five core values as being vital in the nurturing and development of our students’ emotional and academic development. Through our school culture, we provide opportunities for “Inspiring Growth” of our students, staff and community.

Students are supported to constantly grow to achieve their potential, by working towards and understanding the school values that are embedded in our school culture and promoted through common values language. The school values system is a cyclic process, which encourages students to constantly achieve their potential.

All students from Pre Primary to Year 6 attend a weekly Values assembly in their teaching block. The aim of this assembly is to acknowledge and celebrate attributes in relation to a specific value. In the classroom students are offered guidance and when values traits are consistently displayed, acknowledgment is given through a Values certificate. In the playground students are rewarded for showing Values traits by receiving faction tokens. These token go towards a term total and all students from the winning faction receive an icypole at the end of the term. The faction tokens are also entries into a fortnightly prize draw for individual students.

 Values Bands: It is every students aim to receive a Values band. There are 4 bands which can be earned throughout a child’s journey through primary school.

Yr 1-2:  work towards Bronze
Yr 3-4: work towards Silver
Yr 5-6: work towards Gold
Yr 6:      work towards Lakelands Legend (Purple)

For a child to receive a coloured Values band, they need to have earnt one certificate for each of the five values. A child needs to demonstrate a particular value five or more times to receive a certificate. Children may receive their certificates in any order. As this process is developmental, some children may take a year or two to earn their bands.

Once a child receives a Values band, they will then work towards the next coloured band. Bands are presented at block assemblies and students are then celebrated at the next junior or senior assembly.

Our main purpose and aim for the program is to develop well rounded, responsible students and citizens of the future.

If you have any questions regarding our whole school Values Program, please contact our Values Team Leader.