Core Values

Purpose.

The purpose of this policy is to outline the values of our school community and explain the vision, mission, and objectives of our school.

Mission.

To provide a supportive and dynamic learning environment that challenges all members of the College community to perform to their personal best. We will promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance, understanding and cooperation. This will enable our students to thrive in a diverse and changing world.

Vision.

Western Port Secondary College empowers our community to grow and achieve together through CARE, innovation and excellence

Core Values

The Four Core Values for Western Port Secondary College are:

Community

At Western Port Secondary College we are community minded. This means we are willing to contribute and represent our College community in an inclusive, constructive, and connected learning environment.

Achievement

At Western Port Secondary College we strive through achievement. This means we deliver our personal best in all settings, reaching high expectations and attaining great outcomes.

Respect

At Western Port Secondary College we are respectful. This means we are considerate and appreciative of all members of our school community, environment, and opportunities.

Engagement

At Western Port Secondary College we are engaged. This means we feel a sense of belonging, enjoy interactions with teachers and other students, and we identify and value schooling outcomes. We participate in academic and non-academic school activities.

The programs and teaching Western Port Secondary College support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

  • elected government
  • the rule of law
  • equal rights for all before the law
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech and association
  • the values of openness and tolerance.

To celebrate and embed our Statement of Values and Philosophy in our school community, we

  • appoint leadership captains at all year levels for our core values
  • provide awards and recognition for students who actively demonstrate the values
  • discuss our values with students in the classroom, meetings and assemblies.

Core Values

Community

Achievement

Respect

Engagement

Excellent

  • Encourages the learning of other students
  • Promotes a positive learning culture
  • Completes all work to the best of their ability
  • Actively seeks enrichment or extension
  • Requests teacher feedback and incorporates this in their work
  • Always arrives to class with all required learning materials
  • Takes initiative to support the classroom teacher
  • Always speaks and acts respectfully towards staff and/or students
  • Completes all set class and homework tasks
  • Engages in independent revision tasks to consolidate in-class learning
  • Always actively participates in class discussions or activities

Very Good

  • Supports the learning of other students
  • Supports a positive learning culture
  • Completes all required work in a timely manner
  • Incorporates teacher feedback in their work
  • Always arrives to class prepared
  • Actively follows teacher instructions
  • Regularly speaks and acts respectfully towards staff and/or students
  • Completes all required class and homework tasks
  • Engages in independent revision¬†
  • Usually participates in class discussion or activities without prompting

Good

  • Respects the learning of other students
  • Maintains positive relationships with classmates
  • Completes all required work
  • Usually incorporates teacher feedback in their work
  • Usually arrives prepared to class
  • Follows teacher instructions
  • Usually speaks and acts respectfully towards staff and/or students
  • Completes all required homework tasks
  • Participates in class discussion or activities when prompted or encouraged

Acceptable

  • Usually respects the learning of other students
  • Follows teacher instructions
  • Completes required work
  • Sometimes incorporates teacher feedback in their work
  • Usually arrives prepared to class
  • Usually follows teacher instructions
  • Can speak and act respectfully towards staff and/or students, but at times needs reminding of expectations
  • Completes required homework tasks
  • Participates reluctantly in class discussion or activities after promoting or encouraging

Needs Attention

  • Disrupts the learning of other students
  • May intimidate or bully other students and/or teachers
  • Has not completed the required work
  • Does not seek or enact teacher feedback
  • Does not use class time productively
  • Does not arrive to class with required learning materials
  • Regularly unable to follow reasonable teacher instructions
  • Too often speaks and acts disrespectfully towards staff and/or students
  • Does not complete set homework tasks
  • Does not complete revision tasks
  • Rarely participates in classroom discussion or activities, even after encouragement and prompting

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