School Statement of Values



The purpose of this policy is to outline the values of our school community and explain the vision, mission and objectives of our school.


Cranbourne Carlisle Primary is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our community. Our school recognises the importance of the partnership between our school and parents and carers to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students.

The programs and teaching at Cranbourne Carlisle Primary support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

  • elected government
  • the rule of law
  • equal rights for all before the law
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech and association
  • the values of openness and tolerance.

This policy outlines our school’s vision, mission, objective, values and expectations of our school community.

To celebrate and embed our Statement of Values and Philosophy in our school community, we

  • display posters and banners that promote your values in our school
  • celebrate our values in our school newsletter
  • provide awards and recognition for students who actively demonstrate the values
  • discuss our values with students in the classroom, at meetings and assemblies.

At Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School our vision is to ensure all children understand the purpose for their education and are actively involved in planning, monitoring and assessing their learning, building passion and engagement.


Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School’s mission is to provide an education that equips all children with the skills, knowledge and understandings that allow them to thrive at school and in life.


Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School’s objective is to create stimulating learning environments that acknowledges the diversity of our learners engaging all students to reach their potential.


Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School’s values are Respect, Resilience, Curiosity, Collaboration

  • We aim to build, develop and extend resilience and positive self-image, with a focus on respecting ourselves, others and the world.
  • To inspire a passion for learning through building curiosity and collaboration in a supportive learning environment that challenges thinking and inspires excellence
Behavioural expectations

Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School acknowledges that the behaviour of staff, parents, carers and students has an impact on our school community and culture. We acknowledge a shared responsibility to create a positive learning environment for the children and young people at our school.

As School leaders, we will:

  • model positive behaviour and effective leadership
  • communicate politely and respectfully with all members of the school community
  • work collaboratively to create a school environment where respectful and safe behaviour is expected of everyone
  • behave in a manner consistent with the standards of our profession and meet core responsibilities to provide safe and inclusive environments
  • plan, implement and review our work to ensure the care, safety, security and general wellbeing of all students is a priority at school
  • identify and support students who are or may be at risk
  • do our best to ensure every child achieves their personal and learning potential
  • work with parents to understand their child’s needs and, where necessary, adapt the learning environment accordingly
  • respond appropriately when safe and inclusive behaviour is not demonstrated and implement appropriate interventions and sanctions when required
  • inform parents of the school’s communication and complaints procedures
  • ask any person who is acting in an offensive, intimidating or otherwise inappropriate way to leave the school grounds.

As teachers and non-teaching school staff, we will:

  • proactively engage with parents about student outcomes
  • communicate politely and respectfully with all members of the school community
  • model positive behaviour to students consistent with the standards of our profession
  • work with parents to understand the needs of each student and, where necessary, adapt the learning environment accordingly
  • work collaboratively with parents to improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for students with additional needs
  • communicate with the principal and school leaders in the event we anticipate or face any tension or challenging behaviours from parents
  • treat all members of the school community with respect.

As parents and carers, we will:

  • ensure our child attends school on time, every day the school is open for instruction
  • model positive behaviour to our child
  • communicate politely and respectfully with all members of the school community
  • take an interest in our child’s school and learning
  • work with the school to achieve the best outcomes for our child
  • communicate constructively with the school and use expected processes and protocols when raising concerns
  • support school staff to maintain a safe learning environment for all students
  • follow the school’s processes for communication with staff and making complaints
  • treat all school leaders, staff, students, and other members of the school community with respect.

As students, we will:

  • comply with and model school values
  • communicate politely and respectfully with all members of the school community
  • model positive behaviour to other students
  • behave in a safe and responsible manner
  • respect ourselves, other members of the school community and the school environment.
  • actively participate in school
  • not disrupt the learning of others and make the most of our educational opportunities.

As community members, we will:

  • model positive behaviour to the school community
  • treat other members of the school community with respect
  • support school staff to maintain a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students
  • utilise the school’s processes for communication with staff and submitting complaints.
Unreasonable behaviours

Schools are not public places, and the Principal has the right to permit or deny entry to school grounds (for more information, see our Visitors Policy).

Unreasonable behaviour that is demonstrated by school staff, parents, carers, students or members of our school community will not be tolerated at school, or during school activities.

Unreasonable behaviour includes:

  • speaking or behaving in a rude, manipulative, aggressive or threatening way, either in person, via electronic communication or social media, or over the telephone
  • the use or threat of violence of any kind, including physically intimidating behaviour such as aggressive hand gestures or invading another person’s personal space
  • sending demanding, rude, confronting or threatening letters, emails or text messages
  • sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or derogatory comments
  • the use of social media or public forums to make inappropriate or threatening remarks about the school, staff or students.

Harassment, bullying, violence, aggression, threatening behaviour and unlawful discrimination are unacceptable and will not be tolerated at our school.

Unreasonable behaviour and/or failure to uphold the principles of this Statement of Values and School Philosophy may lead to further investigation and the implementation of appropriate consequences by the school Principal.

At the Principal’s discretion, unreasonable behaviour may be managed by:

  • requesting that the parties attend a mediation or counselling sessions
  • implementing specific communication protocols
  • written warnings
  • conditions of entry to school grounds or school activities
  • exclusion from school grounds or attendance at school activities
  • reports to Victoria Police
  • legal action

Inappropriate student behaviour will be managed in according with our school’s Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy and Bullying Prevention Policy.

Our Statement of Values and School Philosophy ensures that everyone in our school community will be treated with fairness and respect. In turn, we will strive to create a school that is inclusive and safe, where everyone is empowered to participate and learn.


This policy will be communicated to our school community in the following ways

  • Available publicly on our school’s website
  • Included in staff induction processes
  • Included as annual reference in our school newsletter
  • Made available in hard copy from school administration, upon request.
Further information and resources

Student Wellbeing and Engagement, Communication with School Staff, Respect for School Staff policies available on our website Reports and Policies – Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School (


Policy last reviewed February, 2022
Approved by School Council
Next scheduled review date December, 2026