Whole School Values

Kangaroo Ground Primary School provides a friendly and caring environment that enhances learning, personal growth and wellbeing for all students in our care; we create a stimulating and supportive environment for all teachers and staff; and we assist, inform and involve our parents.


An attitude of Admiration or esteem
  • We will respect and uphold the school values
  • We will respect ourselves
  • We will be considerate of the rights and feelings of others
  • We will treat others as we want them to treat us
  • We will be courteous and friendly
  • We will be tolerant of others in our school community
  • We will respect the school rules
  • We will respect our classroom rules


Being truthful
  • We will be honest and truthful when dealing with others
  • We will display a sense of integrity
  • We work together to make the school yard a friendly place
  • We will be fair by making things as equal as possible
  • We will respect and follow the school rules
  • We will accept the final decision graciously


Making good decisions
  • We will be responsible for our actions
  • We will consider the consequences of our actions
  • We work together to make the school yard a friendly place
  • We will be good role models for other students
  • We think for ourselves and encourage others to do the same
  • We discuss problems rather than keeping them inside
  • We will do our share of the work
  • We will honour our commitments
  • We will help those in trouble or less able to care for themselves
  • We will foster resilience


Working with others as a team
  • We will work together to achieve common goals
  • We will negotiate solutions
  • We will be friendly and welcoming to others
  • We will acknowledge the contributions of all group members
  • We will foster co-operation, trust and goodwill between students, teachers, parents and the broader community


Recognising achievement and celebrating success
  • We will do the best we can in all situations
  • We will not give up when faced with tasks that are difficult
  • We will encourage individual improvement
  • We will support each other in achieving our goals
  • We will recognise achievement

  • We will celebrate success

Kangaroo Ground Primary School Values

At Kangaroo Ground Primary School we expect high standards of student behaviour based on cooperation, mutual responsibility and self discipline. We promote positive, non-discriminatory relationships amongst students, parents, staff and the wider community.

Whole School - Rights & Responsibilities

To feel safe and cared for at school

To ensure we provide a nurturing environment within our school

To be free of harassment

To ensure others are not harassed

To receive support in difficult situations from the

school community

To provide support to each other

To be valued and treated with respect

Build positive relationships with the school community

Students - Rights & Responsibilities

To work and play without interference

To allow others to work and play without interference

To report bullying to an adult

To be treated fairly and courteously

To be polite, courteous and well mannered

To learn in a secure environment

To allow others to learn

Staff - Rights & Responsibilities

To be treated with respect by students, parents and peers

To treat students in a way that develops self-esteem

To communicate positively with parents and peers

To expect students to follow the Student Engagement Guidelines

To follow the Engagement Guidelines.

To use logical consequences and restorative practices

To provide a Duty of Care to students

To keep records of significant disciplinary actions

To expect students to learn

To assist students to learn

To provide an inclusive and differentiated curriculum

To ensure all students achieve success

To communicate student progress to parents

Parents - Rights & Responsibilities

To expect that their child will be educated in a

secure environment in which care, courtesy and

respect for the rights of others are encouraged

Ensure students attend school and have the appropriate

learning materials and attitude

To be contacted when their child continually

disregards the School Engagement Policy or is

involved in a major incident

Promote respectful relationships

shared expectations

Kangaroo Ground PS has shared expectations to ensure that the learning, safety and rights of all are respected. The expectations are positive in that they set out what behaviours are accepted and appropriate for our school community. Our shared expectations are intended to support individual students and their families.