Respect is one of our key values.
There is a culture of respect that is generally evident and I am constantly reminded of this when watching the manner in which our students treat staff and each other.
Visitors to the school often remark that the students are pleasant, polite and thoughtful, offering information, directions and holding open the doors. We receive feedback from the public that students are positive ambassadors.
As you walk into the school, you get a sense that there is respect for the environment, as the surrounds look clean and well cared for. We have an active environmental student group constantly looking for ways to enhance the school with the introduction of improved practices.
Through the work of Phillip Naughton and with the support of Ed Brown, Rotary and the Overseas Students, we have well-tended gardens. I look out my window onto the recent construction of raised beds replete with herbs and vegetables and a range of Australian natives that attract an array of birds.
Respect is demonstrated in many ways, and we continually remind our students of their responsibilities in this regard and of the behaviours that are associated with this value.