Eppalock Primary School Values

Eppalock Primary School is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our community. Our school recognises the importance of the partnership between our school and parents and carers to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students.


The programs and teaching at Eppalock Primary School support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

  • elected government
  • the rule of law
  • equal rights for all before the law
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech and association
  • the values of openness and tolerance.

Our Statement of Values and School Philosophy policy outlines our school’s vision, mission, objective, values and expectations of our school community. This policy is available on our school website, included in our staff shared folder on the school network, enrolment/transition packs and is available at the front office on request.


To celebrate and embed our Statement of Values and Philosophy in our school community, we

  • display posters and banners that promote our values in our school
  • celebrate our values in our school newsletter
  • provide awards and recognition for students who actively demonstrate the values
  • discuss our values with students in the classroom, meetings and assemblies.

At Eppalock Primary School all students, staff and parents are work hard to follow our school values and treat others the way we would like to be treated ourselves.  We have used the School Wide Positive Behaviours Framework and consulted students, parents and staff to determine our school values of Be Kind, Be Resilient, Be Respectful and Be Responsible.  We always consider selves, others and the environment when living these values every day.

We present ‘Values Awards’ to outstanding students at Assembly and focus on specific values each term.


Our school community also acknowledges each other by using 'PA (positive acknowldgement cards)'.  Students are encouraged to nominate their peers when they see them demonstrating positive behaviours that reflect our school values.  All students work hard together to earn House points as well as a whole school PA card goal set by the student leaders each term.


Our House teams of Bunjil, Watjarang and Yulawil are used for whole school multi age activities where students work with each other giving our House leaders an opportunity to further develop leadership across the school.
All members of our school community are encouraged to put into practice the behaviours from our agreed upon School Wide Positive Behaviours Matrix.