Viewbank College
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Our Vision and Values

Viewbank College Vision and Values

Vision:

Viewbank College has at its focus high expectations and aims to provide quality educational opportunities that fully develop the potential of all its students.  The learning growth of each child is a priority.  The commitment is to ensure a caring environment in which every child has the sense that Viewbank College feels like a ‘small inclusive school’ and where there is a strong sense of belonging.  Students are supported to be curious, adaptable, resilient and ethical members of the community. 

 

Values:

As a respected provider of high quality education Viewbank College has instilled seven core values. These values act as base from which our staff, students and their families can become active and effective members of their community.

The seven values fall under the heading of RESPECT. 

Responsibility

Experience

Striving

Perseverance

Excellence

Care

Teamwork 

By maintaining the below standards we are able to provide our students with an encouraging, welcoming and vibrant environment in which they can achieve their best. 

Value

Meaning

Behaviours to Demonstrate Value

  • Responsibility
  • Taking personal responsibility for   your actions
  • Respecting the views of others
  • Treating one another with dignity, care, acceptance and understanding
  • Taking responsibility for your actions towards others, the environment and yourself
  • I am committed to my work
  • I recognise and acknowledge the contribution of all members of the community
  • I listen and acknowledge the views of others and respond respectfully.
  • I have care for and support others
  • I am friendly and non-judgemental
  • I show common courtesy and manners
  • Experience
  • Having the ability to move forward through self-discovery
  • To enable skills which  will open the doors to different possibilities
  • Being open to new experiences to allow for personal growth
  • Being willing to take  the opportunities provided
  • Provide opportunities to apply learned skills
  • I am determined to do my best
  • I take charge of my personal growth
  • I take advantage of new experiences and opportunities given to me
  • I learn from my experiences
  • I take advantage of opportunities I am given
  • Striving
  • To be motivated and have commitment.
  • To have pride in your appearance, belongings and resources.
  • To allow each other to fulfil their opportunities and privileges
  • To aim to do my personal best
  • I take advantage of opportunities given to me
  • I take pride in my appearance and actions
  • I take pride in and respect the achievements of others
  • I strive to achieve my full potential
  • Perseverance
  • Being committed to a set of goals
  • Showing  an understanding of what is required to achieve positive outcomes
  • Being persistent
  • Having high aspirations
  • Making a consistent effort
  • I am motivated
  • I am responsible
  • I am committed to achieving my best
  • Excellence
  • Striving to achieve positive outcomes
  • Providing excellent learning opportunities
  • Recognising  individuals’ diverse learning styles and level of ability
  • Aiming for excellence
  • Acknowledging achievements in all areas
  • Having high expectations that both teachers and students will strive to achieve positive outcomes.
  • I am committed to excellence
  • I strive to achieve
  • I participate and collaborate
  • I recognise and celebrate  achievement
  • I am a team player
  • I become immersed in a topic – role play, hands on, excursions/in school activities, demonstrations, theme days
  • I am able to Listen
  • Care
  • Recognising the rights of others
  • Recognising and respecting diversity and individuality
  • Having a safe environment in which we can learn and achieve our potential
  • Having a positive attitude which provides an opportunity for all to grow
  • Having a supportive environment where the needs of all are met.
  • I am caring and understanding of others
  • I acknowledge and respond to others
  • I listen to opinions of others
  • I am responsible for my own learning
  • I am accountable for my actions
  • Teamwork
  • Having the ability to work efficiently as a team
  • Working cooperatively to achieve a goal
  • Recognising diversity and learning from each other
  • Creating a supportive environment where opinions are welcomed
  • I work together with others
  • I listen to others’ viewpoints or opinions
  • I work in teams to achieve common goals
  • I contribute to discussions to ensure continual learning
  • I am supportive and respectful
  • I am an active member of the school community
  • I am tolerant

 

Purpose:

Members of the College community can expect that Viewbank College, through its academic, co-curricular programs and health/well-being overlay, focuses on caring for the individual while providing rich, relevant, engaging learning towards strong student learning growth.  

Viewbank College is a Child-Safe environment in accordance with the Victorian Government Guidelines. Viewbank College actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. Viewbank College has a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar.

 

The College upholds the following: 

·           the belief that each individual should be challenged to explore their potential and encouraged to find the best expression of that potential

·           the belief that the curriculum should offer challenge,  a breadth of choice and opportunities for the pursuit of personal excellence

·           the encouragement of each child to explore opportunities to gain skills and knowledge that equip them to make the best possible decisions for their future pathways

·           the respect for the rights of others and taking responsibility for their own actions.

·           the need to provide a supportive, friendly and compassionate environment for students and staff where the views and ideas of individuals are respected and taken into account

·           the need to create a collaborative partnership between all the members of the school community in achieving innovation and continuous improvement to support student learning.

·           the need to create a well-resourced physical environment which is welcoming, clean, comfortable, safe and well-maintained in order to support growth and learning.