Values Education

At St Louis de Montfort’s school we promote the following gospel and secular values:

Gospel Values

Each person is created in the image of God and called to communion with God. Therefore, all human life is sacred and every human being has an innate dignity. This understanding of the human person is at the heart of the values that underpin Catholic education.

  1. Compassion – Reflecting Christian love and compassion in all our relationships with students, staff, parents and the community
  2. Equity and justice – Seeking to provide equitable access and opportunity for all with a preferential option for the poor and marginalised
  3. Excellence – Striving for excellence in learning, teaching and all we do
  4. Hope – Sharing a spirit of optimism and joy sustained by faith
  5. Inclusion – Fostering a sense of community and belonging for all and are committed to welcome, partnership and service, thus striving to develop the potential of each individual
  6. Respect – Respecting the dignity, diversity and contribution of each person
  7. Stewardship – Treasuring, developing and conserving the gifts and resources that have been entrusted to us

Secular Values

These shared values such as respect and ‘fair go’ are part of Australia’s common democratic way of life, which includes equality, freedom and the rule of law. They reflect our commitment to a multicultural and environmentally sustainable society where all are entitled to justice.

  1. Care and Compassion – Caring for yourself and others
  2. Doing Your Best – Seeking to accomplish something worthy and admirable, trying hard, pursuing excellence
  3. Fair Go – Pursuing and protecting the common good where all people are treated fairly for a just society
  4. Freedom – Enjoying all the rights and privileges of Australian citizenship free from unnecessary interference or control, and standing up for the rights of others
  5. Honesty and Trustworthiness – Being honest, sincere and seek the truth
  6. Integrity – Acting in accordance with principles of moral and ethical conduct, ensuring consistency between words and deeds
  7. Respect – Treating others with consideration and regard, respecting another person’s point of view
  8. Responsibility – Being accountable for one’s own actions, resolving differences in constructive, non-violent and peaceful ways, contributing to society and to civic life, taking care of the environment
  9. Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion – Being aware of others and their cultures, accepting diversity within a democratic society, being included and including others