Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Josh is a Good Citizen - Values in Education

My gorgeous boy Joshua received a "Citizen of the Month" Award today at school.
Here he is proudly showing off his certificate.
In the second photo you can see the badge he received pinned to his shirt.

Citizen of the Month is something that Josh's school does in response to the Australian government's push for values education in all schools. The nine values for Australian schooling are:
  • Care and Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Doing Your Best
  • Respect
  • Fair Go
  • Responsibility
  • Freedom
  • Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion
  • Honesty and Trustworthiness
Josh received his award for Fairness - "Pursue and protect the common good where all people are treated fairly for a just society."

If you want to find out more about Values in Australian Schooling, head here.

What value do you think schools should teach?

And, for my overseas readers, a special treat! Here is a close up picture of the spider Josh and I found outside when we were taking the photos.


Alex the Girl said...

Excellent! What an outstanding award to receive.

Dillypoo said...

Spiders? SPIDERS! Aaaaaaaaagh!

Congratulations to your boy on his citizenship award. I'd go back and take another peek but I can't stand that spider photo!