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