What are values?
Values are principles that drive our behaviour. They influence our actions and attitudes, and become our framework for living. They influence our relationship with ourselves and others.
The wide range of positive human values encouraged in schools include patience, respect, fairness, tolerance, respect, compassion and collaboration. At Hornbill, we practise twelve core values which we call 'The Twelve Cs'. They are Care, Concern, Courage, Challenge, Consideration, Commitment, Courtesy, Citizenship, Co-operation, Confidence, Creativity and Celebration.
What is Values-based Education?
Values-based Education is an approach to teaching that works with values. It creates a strong learning environment that enhances academic attainment, and develops students' social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives.
The positive learning environment is achieved through the positive values modelled by staff throughout the school. It quickly liberates teachers and students from the stress of confrontational relationships, which frees up substantial teaching and learning time.
It also provides social capacity to students, equipping them with social and relationship skills, intelligences and attitudes to succeed at school and throughout their lives. It also nourishes, and enables learners to flourish, making a difference to the world through who and how they are.
Hornbill School has been awarded with a Values-based Education Quality Mark by Dr Neil Hawke, the founder of Values-based Education for our work with values and the promotion of values in and outside school as well.