Professional Beliefs and Values at ISL
Staff Code of Conduct
(created September 2007; reviewed September 2013)
Our prime focus is the education and welfare of our students
Transparency: We operate in a culture of openness and transparency, where honesty and trust are implicit. We value and support each other.
Respect: We demonstrate respect for other people, and endeavour to earn respect in return.
Communication: We communicate respectfully and courteously, interacting face-to-face whenever feasible. We listen actively, and follow appropriate communication channels.
Professionalism: As professionals, we apply our expertise and talents with enthusiasm and confidence. We model lifelong learning and continuous improvement. We have high expectations of ourselves, our students, our colleagues and our work environment. We are flexible and open-minded. In times of conflict we apply reason rather than judgement. We listen and seek to understand. We encourage professional debate as a means to shared understanding.
Role Models: Our students see us as worthy role models; genuine, trustworthy, hard-working and professional. We are accessible and patient, tolerant and fair. We exemplify a positive attitude, and we expect and facilitate success.
Learning: Ours is a lifestyle and mind-set characterised by a quest for knowledge and the on-going acquisition of skills and competencies. Dynamic learning demands an investment in human capital and the physical resources to flourish.
Collaboration: The Board of Governors, administrators, teachers, students, and parents work in partnership to actualise their common goal of student achievement and success. We recognise that each individual and group deserves respect and has a unique contribution to make to further collegiality and teamwork.
Innovation: A supportive and listening environment that is built on a shared desire to develop and manage talents, encourage and value new ideas and is open to different perspectives.
Integrity: Integrity is fundamental to our school's reputation, trustworthiness, and long-term performance.We inspire our stakeholders to be the custodians of our expectations and practices and to preserve the aspirations and culture of our school.
Confidence: Confidence is not just the strength to challenge oneself to perform to a greater level through the setting of high personal goals. It is also the willingness to meet challenge, constructively deal with failure and the willingness to acknowledge and learn from mistakes.