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Our School Values

Oatley West School Values Tree


The Importance of Value Education

Education is a methodical effort towards learning basic facts about humanity. And the core idea behind value education is to cultivate essential values in the students so that the civilization that teaches us to manage complexities can be sustained and further developed. It begins at home and it is continued in schools. Everyone accepts certain things in his/her life through various mediums like society or government.

Value education is important to help everyone in improving the value system that he/she holds and put them to use. Once, we understand our values in life, we can examine and control the various choices we make in our lives. It's our duty to uphold the various types of values in life such as cultural values, universal values, personal values and social values.

Thus value education is always essential to shape a student's life and to give him an opportunity of performing himself on the global stage. The need for value education among the parents, children, teachers is constantly increasing as we continue to witness increasing violent activities, behavioral disorder and lack of unity in society. (Kerala Education, 2011)

We have 8 Core values at Oatley west public school which we encourage our students, teachers and parents to live by.

Our eight Values are:

·         Respect

·         Responsibility

·         Cooperation

·         Care

·         Fairness 

·         Integrity

·         Excellence

·         Participation


 Values At Home - A Values Chart to be used at home which provides an overview of Oatley West Public School's Core Values.

School Value Sticker Chart (PDF 838 KB) Use this School Value Sticker Reward Chart as a place to keep Value Leaf stickers.

Values that are taught in the classroom to help our students :

  • Develop a love of learning
  • Pursue excellence and high standards
  • Develop care and respect for themselves and others
  • Take pride in their work
  • Exhibit a strong sense of fairness and social justice
  • Have respect for and understanding of Australia's history including the cultures and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Have an appreciation of Australia's history and multicultural society
  • Actively participate as citizens.

All students are expected to :

  • Attend school every day, unless they are legally excused
  • Be in class on time and prepared to learn
  • Maintain a neat appearance and follow the school uniform policy
  • Behave safely, considerately and responsibly including when travelling to and from school
  • Follow class rules, speak courteously and cooperate with instructions and learning activities
  • Treat staff, other students and members of the school community with dignity and respect
  • Care for property belonging to themselves, the school and others.

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