School Philosophies and Values

School Philosophies


'Today Prepares Tomorrow'

Vision Statement

'Seeking today's opportunities -Meeting tomorrow's challenges'

Mission Statement

The Gowrie Primary school community will provide quality education in a secure and caring background where children, teachers and parents can work together as a team, and where children are respected and their skills are seen and developed. Together we will seek paths that will give students the power to aim for a happy and enjoyable life as caring and responsible people.

School Values

At Gowrie Primary School the following core values are the basis for school life:


  • Cooperates
  • Owns their own behaviour
  • Understands and accepts diversity
  • Never gives up
  • Treats others with respect and friendliness
  • Supports

The social well being of all students is paramount and at the beginning of each year all classes are involved with a units of work that promote these values. This is designed so all stakeholders understand the expectations and commit to these values at Gowrie.

Code of Conduct

It is expected that students will:

  • Seek the support of someone at the school who they feel comfortable with and trust if they need help or advice
  • Help and support other students to understand our values and promote inclusive behavious. Each student has the right to be happy, enjoy school and be a responsible person following school and class values
  • Display good citizenship by demonstrating good manners and using positive language when speaking, working and playing with others
  • Accept fair decisions made at our school for the well-being of our students
  • Play safely and fairly at all times, sharing equipment and demonstrating good sportsmanship and fair play during games activies
  • Respect and care about the feelings, needs and rights of others; respecting differences and celebrating success
  • Be responsible in caring for our playground and environment by keeping it safe, clean and tidy
  • Respect personal and school property and equipment

Where applicable it is expected that parents/carers and teachers will follow the same Code of Conduct.