PURPOSE: Hopetown School has a primary purpose to provide opportunities for the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) of students by:
·supporting students in their development of the Emotional Literacy competences of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy & social skills.
·providing students with opportunities to experience success in academic, social, recreational and vocational areas and to have that success acknowledged.
developing in students the foundations of success and happiness, namely, confidence, persistence, organisation, getting along and resilience. (You Can Do It!)
VALUES: The Hopetown School community identifies values that closely align with the NSW DoE's "core values" and the Commonwealth's "shared values". Hopetown School believes that the following two conditions are required for these values to be taught:
Connectedness - developing a sense of community and belonging. Positive involvement in programs at Hopetown
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Darkinjung People. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present and to those of the future, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the cultures and the hopes of Aboriginal Australia.
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