At the base of every culture or environment is a set of values that determines how people behave towards one another. These values create the framework and set the tone of the environment or culture. The practising of these values affects the calibre of relationship formed between individuals. When a relationship between a student and educator at Oatlands is a healthy one, usually the student is more willing to participate in a learning experience.
However, if the relationship between student and educators is not as good as it could be, it may affect the child's ability to participate fully in the experience. If a student feels insecure and perhaps unsupported in the learning experience, he or she begins to fear that this could be a threatening exercise and is no longer willing to risk participation.
Our values Education program, based on the Healthy Relationships Program, teaches human values, sets boundaries for behaviour and creates a learning environment whereby full participation of the student is optimised. By participating, the students will obtain direct knowledge and experience of what we believe are the important values which are fundamental in producing positive relationships and a positive environment for learning. As a result, student at Oatlands are encouraged to reach their full potential.
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