"meant to be a guide and exploration of our national values, and are intended to enhance home and classroom environments that are caring and supportive".*The nine values are:
- Care and Compassion
- Doing Your Best
- Fair Go
- Honesty and Trustworthiness
- Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion.
It's helpful to have national values so clearly defined like this! Some are so typically Australian and others are interestingly absent. Some I read and think "hurrah" and others I wonder what they acutally mean. I'm looking forward to working through them with our girls, particularly discussing how we decide what a value is and whether it is positive or negative, and what we would do if we disagree.
I'd appreciate your input as we work through this unit. What do you think? What would you discuss with your young children? How would you point them to God?
* in notes developed by SDEPS