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Our School
Values and Beliefs
At Mount Nelson Primary School we are guided by and take responsibility for passing on the importance of our core values to our students and the broader community.

These core values are:

Respect is the foundation on which, communication, connections and significant relationships are built.

We believe that all children have the right to be happy and safe and that learning occurs more efficiently if this is the case.

Being a Team Player
We recognise that working together is the best way to meet challenges and to make full use of the talents and experiences that our staff, students, families and the wider school community have to share.  We communicate openly with each other.  We provide opportunities for all members of our community to work in teams and establish partnerships that benefit the wellbeing of the whole school and wider community.

Twenty first century living will require flexibility in dealing with the changing environment and technologies and this will be supported by the understanding of the need for continuous  learning. Our world will in this time continue to celebrate innovation in all areas and our community will be the richer for its members embracing and leading originality of thought and action.

We believe all children can achieve and we have high expectations of students, staff and our community.  As a community we shall celebrate excellence in both effort and product.
We share the purposes of ensuring that our students are:
  • Learning to relate, participate and care
  • Learning to live full, healthy lives
  • Learning to create purposeful futures
  • Learning to act ethically
  • Learning to learn, and
  • Learning to think, know and understand,
We believe that:
  • A caring school climate in which children feel secure, valued, and respected, is essential for children's development and learning
  • The fostering of self-esteem is critical to students' success
  • Quality teaching is a critical ingredient in the education of students Schools must optimise student learning and achievement
  • Schools must encourage, stimulate, and enable students to value learning
  • All students are entitled to equitable opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills
  • An effective curriculum is created by blending parental expectations, teacher expertise and departmental policies and guidelines
  • Parent participation and involvement in the education of their children enhances its quality and effectiveness
  • It is essential to acknowledge the rights and responsibilities of each student
  • The curriculum offered should be both balanced and comprehensive, and should challenge each student
  • Systematic and regular assessment of student progress is essential
  • The achievement and effort of students must be recognised and celebrated, and
  • Effective schools have a strong sense of shared purpose, clear goals, and high expectations.
           Our Mission is to:     Nurture, Inspire and Strive.