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The immediate school community and the wider community have a wide range of human and material resources, which can be used by schools.

The quality of the classroom and wider school environment and the stimulation they provide have a significant influence on children’s attitudes to learning, and how children, teachers and parents feel about learning in general.

Decision-making must be based on the evaluation of all necessary information. The well being of the whole enterprise must be considered and where possible there must be a spirit of co-operative commitment to decisions taken.

In consideration of our values and beliefs, we believe that Newtown State School should be a place where:

  • There is an awareness of, respect for, and tolerance of individual differences.

  • The child’s self worth and self concept is developed in a positive way so that children really do see themselves as worthy individuals who will be able in time to exert an influence over their own lives and in their community, and in doing so become an autonomous citizen.

  • Children with special and specific needs are integrated and catered for.

  • There is a caring, stimulating environment about which there is an identifiable spirit of the school and within which all children are equipped with a basis of academic and social skills appropriate for successful living in the current Australian society.

  • An effort is made to develop in students the attributes of:

    • respect and consideration for other people, their beliefs, cultural backgrounds and belongings

    • honesty, fairness and good sportsmanship

    • possession of a sense of humour

    • possession of a sense of individual and collective social responsibility

    • ability to use time effectively and appropriately.

  • Informed judgements on social and environmental problems may be prompted.

  • Children are made aware of the cultural aspects of Australia, and other people and countries.

  • Parents and the wider community may work with teachers in a co-operative way.

  • Children are given the opportunity to be involved in recreational, sporting and artistic activities.​