Vision & Values
At Woodlands Park, our vision is rooted in nurturing not only bright minds but also compassionate hearts. First and foremost, we aspire for every child to be a good person. We firmly believe that how we treat one another is of utmost importance, and we work diligently to instill in our children the values of kindness, caring, and politeness. We consider these values fundamental to the happiness of our school community. We recognize that adults, both at home and in school, play a crucial role in modelling these behaviours.
When we achieve the above, we are confident that our school will become a haven for children, where they feel safe, welcomed, and a strong sense of belonging. This belonging to our school is significant, as we want every child to enjoy their education and cultivate a lifelong love for learning, which will accompany them into secondary school and beyond.
We also emphasize the importance of contentment to our children. In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to become preoccupied with what's next, rather than appreciating the present moment. We take opportunities to reflect on what we have, fostering an appreciation for the things that bring happiness in life. We take pride in sharing positive experiences and acknowledging everyone's achievements.
Furthermore, we aim for our children to be confident, equipped with the skills to engage in conversations, express their views, and speak in front of others. We provide children with responsibilities and opportunities to lead, which contributes to their development of confidence and self-esteem.
At Woodlands Park, we hold six core values that we consider crucial to uphold and teach our children:
Respect: We promote respect for ourselves, others, and the world around us. It's the foundation of our interactions within the school community.
Pride: We encourage our students to take pride in their achievements, no matter how big or small. This builds self-confidence and motivates them to reach their full potential.
Tolerance: We value diversity and teach our children to be tolerant of different backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives. This fosters a harmonious and inclusive environment.
Perseverance: We emphasize the importance of determination and resilience in the face of challenges. We believe that the ability to persevere is key to success.
Kindness: Kindness is at the heart of our school community. We actively promote and reward acts of kindness, helping students understand the power of empathy and compassion.
Resilience: We teach our children to bounce back from setbacks and adapt to changes. Resilience is a skill that will serve them well throughout their lives.
In our weekly celebration assembly, we recognize and celebrate children who have positively demonstrated one of our school values with a citizen award. This practice highlights the significance of these values and encourages children to embody them throughout the school day. It's a way of reinforcing the importance of respect, pride, tolerance, perseverance, kindness, and resilience in our school community.