Yarra Primary School has in place a set of core values that underpin the vision of the school. The values are unique to our school in that they have been developed by parents, staff and students, however, they are all linked through their direct relationship to the nine core values of Australian schools as outlined in the National Framework for Values Education.
At Yarra PS we believe that values education is an integral part of our school and as such needs to be clearly reflected in school policies, codes of conduct and school documentation. These core values are the cornerstone on which we build our vision and underpin all that we do.
‘Persist and try your best’. Commitment is striving to attain your personal goals, persisting and giving your best effort.
‘Respect each other and our environment’. Respect involves taking responsibility for each other. Respect is speaking to and interacting with others in a courteous manner. It is about being honest, reliable and trustworthy.
‘Treat others with care and compassion’. Caring means trying to understand other people’s views or feelings and being supportive and caring towards them. Caring is working together in a team, contributing and sharing in a helpful way. It is looking after our peers and taking care of our school.