At the heart of Grammar lies the belief in the power of authentic relationships. We understand that meaningful connections between students, teachers, and families form the heart of a thriving educational community. Our ethos and programs are designed to foster an inclusive and open environment that values active listening, empathy, and mutual respect.
To set the foundation for success, we begin each year with our Setting Up for Success Program in the Primary School. This initiative, along with our URSTRONG Program, emphasises our shared language of friendship and encourages students to engage in meaningful discussions and interactive lessons that inspire them to embrace diverse perspectives, practice compassion, and demonstrate acts of kindness.
Inclusivity is a fundamental aspect of our school community. We actively promote an environment where every student feels welcomed and valued. Through our curriculum offerings students discuss different perspectives and experiences, which enriches their understanding and helps them make meaning in our ever-changing world. Programs such as the student classroom buddy program, where older students support and mentor younger students, foster a sense of belonging and inclusiveness. Our Student Playground Leaders facilitate and support younger students during lunchtime, creating a safe and inclusive space for play and interaction. Additionally, our Year 6 Student Leaders guide and support younger students while promoting school and house spirit.
We recognise that education encompasses more than just academic pursuits. Our Grammar Helping Hands and Grammar Green Team are two other initiatives that encourage students to make a positive impact in the wider community. Initiatives such as these, provide opportunities for students to develop essential life skills such as effective communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and resilience. These skills empower them to navigate the challenges of the digital age while fostering healthy relationships, self-confidence, and a strong sense of purpose.
Within our school community, we deeply value meaningful connections, empathy, understanding, and a sense of belonging. We intentionally cultivate an environment that wholeheartedly supports and nurtures these elements. By prioritising authentic relationships, promoting empathy, embracing inclusivity, and fostering personal growth, we create a supportive and enriching educational experience for all members of our community.
Let us continue to celebrate and prioritise these values, as they are vital to the human experience and contribute to a flourishing community where every individual can thrive while making a difference in the lives of others.
By Kathryn Wilkinson
Dean of Primary Students
Together with URstrong, we invite our community to attend a free online friendship workshop next week.