At Chrysalis, we strive to embed habits of mind and heart that we need very much to help our community thrive. Our values include:
Love of Learning: We nurture individual and collaborative passion, and an innate love of learning. We encourage curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. We hold a core belief that learning, study, and work should be inspiring, meaningful, and enjoyable. This love leads to an intrinsic motivation of students, and a desire to be responsible for their own learning.
Sense of Belonging: We cherish our community culture of engagement and involvement, recognising our interconnectedness, and celebrating inclusivity and diversity. Every individual is worthwhile, unique, and makes a contribution to the school community, as well as to our greater world.
Care and Respect: Our circle is cherished. All of our actions and interactions show care and consideration for people, property, and the beauty of our environment. We nurture our own personal health and wellbeing. We respect the natural world and are environmental citizens.
Self Discovery and Perseverance: Learning happens where there is desire, skill, challenge, and support. Our community strives to remove fears and obstacles to discovery so that our students may rise above their own expectations and do more than they thought possible. We view all our experiences as learning opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom.
Joyfulness: Although each day might bring ups and downs, the overall experience of life has an undercurrent of joy and wonder. We are present, with an awakened human spirit. We are capable and confident in our self-responsibility, and are passionate in using our unique talents.
Reflection: We need time alone and in groups to think, explore our thoughts, make connections, and foster new ideas. Shared experiences bond us, and inspire us, to continuously improve.