Values and Philosophy

Our school values are compassion, integrity, determination and social responsibility.

In our Junior School our values are expressed in the following way.
Compassion: I seek to help others with kindness and understanding.
Integrity: I am honest and fair in all that I do.
Determination: I always try to do my personal best and I never give up.
Social responsibility: I respect myself and others and I care for the world around me.

In our Senior School our values are expressed in the following way.
Compassion: I try to understand the feelings of others and to improve the lives of other people.
Integrity: I am responsible for my actions and endeavour to act ethically and honestly in the best interest of all.
Determination: I always try to do my personal best; with self-discipline I strive to overcome challenges to realise my aspirations.
Social responsibility: I am conscious of the impact my actions and decisions have on myself, others, our society and the environment. I seek to ensure a positive future.

Philosophy

At St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School we seek to be precise and personalised in our approach to learning. In being precise we seek to understand what your child’s individual learning needs are so that we can best assist them to realise their full potential as a learner. In being personalised we seek to know your child as a person and how they learn best.

In association with personal best, a culture of excellence permeates St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School’s educational philosophy and achievement is celebrated in a myriad of ways.

A lifelong love of learning is nurtured so that students may continue to achieve excellence throughout a lifetime of continual change.

St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School seeks to discover and encourage each individual student’s talents so that they feel both valued and empowered. In a happy, safe and inclusive environment, students are provided with a range of opportunities and contexts that invite participation and achievement.
Within a culture of respect and cooperation, a strong sense of school spirit infuses the St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar community. The school culture is one that promotes communication and action as the key mechanisms which influence change for the better in local and global contexts. Leadership through service to others is promoted and highly valued.

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