School Philosophy

Tallygaroopna Primary School aims to develop in each of our students a desire for lifelong learning so that they become valuable members of society. The school places a high emphasis on teaching the students how to live with others and we encourage creativity and endorse the philosophy of “considering the feelings of others at all times.” 

 

The school is committed to providing the highest quality education for all in an environment that cares for our students, staff and parents.

This commitment is demonstrated by encouraging students to:

  • Reach their full academic, social and physical potential in a fair, positive and consistent environment.
  • Display a commitment to improving their learning outcomes.
  • Develop a sense of self-discipline in their work and their play.
  • Respect the rights of other students, staff and visitors.
  • Develop a good understanding of all key-learning areas, particularly literacy and numeracy.
  • Provide equal opportunity for all members of the school community.
  • Develop in students, qualities and life skills such as responsibility, communication, independence, inquiring minds, problem solving, team skills and creativity.
  • Prepare students for their next stages of learning by building on their strengths and experiences.

 

These values are used to support our students, teachers and parents in becoming positive citizens within their community.

 

Inclusion: to include others and to not leave anyone out. To understand, respect, welcome, celebrate and honour the diversity of children, families and staff. Diversity comes in many different forms, for example culture, language, religion, lifestyle, family arrangements and circumstances, abilities and disabilities. Respecting diversity is important in creating a sense of belonging. The different backgrounds of the children, families and staff enrich a schools character and identity. Schools that are responsive to individual differences and respect diversity benefit everyone and help to build an inclusive environment.


Respect: to treat others with consideration and regard, to respect another person’s point of view and to treat others how you would like to be treated. A feeling of admiration or deference toward a person, child, non-human animal, group, ideal, or indeed almost any entity or concept, as well as specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected (e.g., "I have great respect for her judgment"). It can also be conduct in accord with a specific ethic of respect (ie: Anzac Day).


Honesty: to tell the truth and own up to things in a mature manner. Being honest means you display positive attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Furthermore, honesty means being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere.