Shining a light on positive values

There’s a new set of the three Rs at Mount Pleasant Primary School.

Responsibility, respect and resilience have joined reading, writing and arithmetic as a focus for students, staff, parents and the wider community.

VALUES: Mt Pleasant Primary year four pupils Max and Freya reflect on the school values of responsibility, respect and resilience which stand at the front of the school in 2.4m pillars that are illuminated at night. Picture: Kate Healy

VALUES: Mt Pleasant Primary year four pupils Max and Freya reflect on the school values of responsibility, respect and resilience which stand at the front of the school in 2.4m pillars that are illuminated at night. Picture: Kate Healy

To keep the new school values in focus, three 2.4 metre triangular architecturally-designed pillars bearing the values have been erected at the front of the school.

The words are lit at night, highlighting the importance of the values to the school and the community.

Principal Phil Gladman said the values had been decided on as a result of a revision of the school’s Student Engagement Program through consultation with students, school council, parents club and the community.

“Part of a new program has been the revision of school values and the introduction of three new school values,” he said.

Children whose behaviour and deeds reflect the school values are invited to take part in a school reward day each term, with a fun excursion to reward their positive behaviour.