Island School Values

The Island School Community
Pursues Excellence

    • Through our passion for teaching,
    • Through our passion for learning,
    • Through our determination to be the best we can be,
    • Through our resilience in the face of challenge.

Embraces Responsibility

      • For our learning and teaching,
      • For our words and behaviour,
      • For our leadership,
      • For our local and global community.

Celebrates Individuality

        • By recognising a variety of approaches to learning,
        • By recognising a variety of approaches to teaching,
        • By respecting our diversity,
        • By valuing empathy.

The Island School Code 

 For all members of the Island School community

Respect and value everyone in our school community

Treat everyone equally regardless of race, sexuality, gender, age, appearance or academic/physical ability

 Be a positive role model in school and in public

Behave appropriately when representing the school on and off campus

 Be thoughtful and inclusive in the language you use, whether spoken, written or online

Do not use language that will exclude or offend others
Follow the SCREEN guidelines regarding technology and social media

 Take action to support those in need

Don’t be a bystander
Offer support in person
Report concerns to a staff member or older student if someone’s wellbeing is at risk

 Show respect for other people’s property

Ask permission before using or taking others’ property
Treat others’ property with care
Hand in any lost property that is found

 Actively care for the environment

Take responsibility for maintaining a positive and clean school environment
Adopt eco-friendly habits as a global citizen
Follow the Island School Sustainable Guidelines

 Create a positive learning atmosphere

Display a positive attitude to learning
Respect students’ rights to learn in their own way
Allow others to work without disturbance

 Take responsibility for your actions

Think independently and consider consequences
Be honest when reflecting on your behaviour
Follow the academic honesty guidelines provided by teachers


Updated in June 2018