Engagement = finding interest

“Children’s interest and engagement in school influences their prospects of educational and occupational success 20 years later, over and above their academic attainment and socio-economic background.” Joan Abbott-Chapman et al (2013) Engagement in...

Relationships

Positive and productive social connections are vital in successful learning environments – these are between students/students; students/teachers; teachers/parents; and parents/parents. Our networks are vital for linking us with a broad community to access...

Responsibility

THE STATE OR FACT OF BEING RESPONSIBLE, ANSWERABLE, OR ACCOUNTABLE FOR SOMETHING WITHIN ONE’S POWER, CONTROL, OR MANAGEMENT Responsibility is all about accepting we are held accountable – our actions have consequences for good or for bad.  Being...

Respect

RESPECT IS HONOURING AND HOLDING IN HIGH ESTEEM ANOTHER PERSON, BELIEF, OR THING Many students do not have a clear understanding of ‘respect’. They hear the word but cannot accurately define it.  It is an educator’s (parents and teachers)...