Our Values

As explained in Our Vision, the two mottos that underpin our work are: 

  • “Diversity in learning; Learning about diversity” “多元学习 ‧ 学习多元”
  • “Globally informed; locally rooted” “世界接轨 ‧ 在地深根”

Synthesising these mottos help us identify four important values that unite our school community:


Why are these values important for achieving our vision and mission?

  • Curiosity is the key driver of global citizenship, as it opens our mind and heart to the endless possibilities of this world.
  • Seeing learning as an enjoyable challenge motivates us to step out of our own comfort zone and tackle difficult skills (like Chinese!)
  • A strong sense of connectedness helps us to feel we belong and that we are all responsible for our school community.
  • Caring for all members of the school community ensures that Abbotsford Primary School remains a vibrant, safe and inclusive environment for learning.

Curiosity means:

  • Regarding differences as opportunities to understand new perspectives
  • Being open-minded and not making assumptions about how the world ‘should’ work

Challenge means:

  • Embracing every opportunity to grow, even when it seems difficult
  • Comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today

Connectedness means:

  • Being inclusive of others in the school community, valuing each other’s backgrounds, perspectives and experiences
  • Showing responsibility for the school community and contributing in your own way

Care means:

  • Treating others the way you want to be treated
  • Going the extra mile to provide equitable access and giving a helping hand to those in need


What do we expect of our students?

Show curiosity by:

  • demonstrating a positive attitude towards learning
  • being open to exploring new ideas

Challenge yourself by:

  • persisting in their work
  • taking responsibility for one’s own learning

Promote connectedness by:

  • working well with others
  • looking after the school environment

Show care by:

  • using manners and speaks nicely to others
  • help others

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