Understanding our

Vision, Mission and Values

Understanding our

Vision, Mission and Values

Our VISION & Mission

Our Mission Statement:

  • Ensuring that all educators are well qualified, have a high degree of professional integrity and embody the values of Summerwood.
  • Providing a safe, caring and happy environment conducive to learning, sport and play.
  • Teaching children skills for effective living and contributing to a changing world.
  • Encouraging learners to be the best that they can be.
  • Maintaining a balanced approach to academics, sport and cultural activities.
  • Recognising both effort and excellence.
  • Encouraging the development of interests and skills that contribute to a fuller enjoyment of life.


The 5 Core Values form a deliberate focus point in all thinking, planning and interactions.

1. Respect for Diversity

Respect for diversity includes the acceptance of:

  • Personal responsibility for the achievement of personal and school goals.
  • Personal responsibility for our actions and consequences thereof.
  • Personal responsibility for ethical behaviour towards others.
  • The provision of an environment that encourages learners and staff to take personal responsibility for their academic, sport and professional endeavours.

2. Excellence

The pursuit of excellence aims to:

  • Promote, recognise and reward excellence in all spheres of school life.
  • ​Provide a supportive and affirming environment that enables learners and staff to reach their full potential.
  • ​Adopt innovative approaches to promote excellence in school policy, structures, processes and systems.

3. Community

A sense of community endeavours to:

  • Establish a learner and family-centred school environment.
  • ​Respect the dignity of all human beings.
  • ​Recognise mutual inter-dependence with all stakeholders.
  • ​Promote compassionate and responsible citizenship inclusive of all.
  • ​Encourage mutually beneficial and sustainable approaches to community service and engagement.

4. Integrity

Maintaining a strong sense of integrity means to:

  • Commit to the highest standards of personal honesty and exemplary moral character.
  • ​Behave in an ethical, respectful and professional manner.
  • ​Conduct our activities in an accountable and transparent manner.
  • ​Ensure integrity of our information, systems and processes.

5. Taking Responsibility

A person with a strong sense of responsibility will:

  • Take personal responsibility for the achievement of personal and school goals.
  • Accept responsibility for actions and consequences thereof.
  • Take personal responsibility for ethical behaviour towards others.
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