Values Education

Nine Values for Australian Schooling were identified for the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools. They emerged from Australian school communities and the National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century.

These shared values such as respect and 'fair go' are part of Australia's common democratic way of life, which includes equality, freedom and the rule of law. They reflect our commitment to a multicultural and environmentally sustainable society where all are entitled to justice.

At St Leonard's we have developed our own Scope & Sequence to unpack these values, that take into account our curriculum foci and verious religious events.

The values are presented below in alphabetical order and not in any rank order of importance.

Care and Compassion

Care for self and others

Doing Your Best

Seek to accomplish something worthy and admirable, try hard, pursue excellence


Act in accordance with principles of moral and ethical conduct, ensure consistency between words and deeds


Treat others with consideration and regard, respect another person’s point of view


Be accountable for one’s own actions, resolve differences in constructive, non-violent and peaceful ways, contribute to society and to civic life, take care of the environment

Fair Go

Pursue and protect the common good where all people are treated fairly for a just society


Enjoy all the rights and privileges of Australian citizenship free from unnecessary interference or control, and stand up for the rights of others


Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion

Be aware of others and their cultures, accept diversity within a democratic society, being included and including others

Honesty and Trustworthiness

Be honest, sincere and seek the truth


2017 St Leonard's Scope & Sequence


Weeks 1 - 2 Welcome
Weeks 3 - 6 Responsibility
Weeks 7 - 10 Understanding, Tolerance & Inclusion      


Weeks 1 - 3 Freedom
Week 4 -7 Forgiveness
Week 8 - 10 Honesty & Trustworthiness                   


Week 1 - 3 Integrity
Week 4 - 6 Respect
Week 7 - 10 Doing your Best                                      


Week 1 - 4 Fair Go
Week 5 - 8 Care & Compassion                                  
Week 9 - 11 Celebration