VISION, VALUES & BELIEFS
Personal excellence, with compassion for others! – Peter Moyes (Official Opening Stage 3, 2002)
At Peter Moyes Anglican Community School students are developing the vision and skills necessary for independent adult life. The development and use of high levels of literacy, numeracy and interpersonal skills are necessary for this growth to occur successfully.
The School continues to adapt and grow with changing demands, while remaining committed to Anglican Christian ethics and values. These values support the academic and social development of staff and students.
The purpose of the School, as a Christian community in the Anglican tradition, is to foster, model and build the following values:
- Knowledge & Insight: The pursuit of truth through organised learning which is conducted in a manner emphasising collaboration and honesty.
- Equality & Compassion: Where all have the same value and rights as others in such a way that each is able to be oneself and enable others to be themselves in a spirit of equity, trust and the acceptance of diversity.
- Integration & Wholeness: Where all work to develop the inner capacity to organise the mind, body and spirit into a coordinated, harmonious whole.
- Confidence, Competence and Responsibility: Where all have realistic confidence that they have the skill to achieve in a positive manner, and are personally accountable for the development and good use of those skills, exhibiting respect for the rights of others.
- Self-worth: Where all know that others they respect and esteem know them and affirm that they are worthy of their care, respect and protection.
Members of the School community are encouraged to explore Christian beliefs, to think, to feel, and to respect differences, without denigration of other identifiable value systems. We aim to develop each person’s faith within a community framework, to assist each in their own spiritual and social development.
The School aims to focus on the needs of the whole person – intellectual, aesthetic, moral, spiritual, emotional, physical and social. These are incorporated in the total range of activities experienced at the School, commonly known as curriculum. Curriculum includes the formal academic component of school education, developing knowledge and insight into the world of learning and the integration of experiences from a range of sources such as the Co-Curricular Programme.
Members of the community of Peter Moyes Anglican Community School believe that:
- All students are able to learn.
- Learning is best conducted in a safe environment, where mistakes can be made without ridicule.
- The focus of School life must be a holistic one that includes the full and balanced development of each member of the School community.
- A healthy balance must exist between the demands of School and home life for all students, staff and parents.
- Learning is best when the learner integrates experience, imagination, information and application.
- Regular feedback is vital for teachers, students and parents.
- Students are recognised for their uniqueness
Our sense of community is built around the quality of relationships between staff, students and parents and therefore is partially dependent upon staff welcoming parents into the School as much as possible, and associating with them on other occasions. Students need to communicate clearly and work with other students, staff and parents. Parents need to be involved with the School as much as possible, taking an active interest in the development of their own and others' children.
"It takes a whole village to raise a child."