THE STORY 

Citizenship

John Henry Primary School statement of citizenship addresses the rights and responsibilities of each member of the John Henry Primary School Community.  The statement of citizenship is as follows:

“A citizen of John Henry Primary School is anyone who works within the school grounds. This includes students, teachers and all other members of our school community.  At John Henry Primary School, we endeavour to create the best possible learning and working environment for all citizens. This statement applies to all John Henry Primary School citizens.”

Citizens of John Henry Primary School aspire to reflect the highest moral and ethical standards. Achievement is of great importance but how we behave is just as significant. The core of citizenship at John Henry Primary School is one of respect. Respect not only means the way we speak to each other, but the way we treat each other and each other’s property. Within the school, true citizenship requires the understanding of these ideals:

Why are we selling items?

House spirit

John Henry Primary School's houses are named after inspirational people to our Principal, Tanya Roberts, on her educational journey. All staff and students are placed in to houses and there are regular competitions for the Tanya Roberts Cup.

A lot of these competitions are opened up to the whole school community and we have been asked by numerous parents if they are able to purchase house tops so that they can join in and support their child's house. So here we are. This is our way of making them available to you.

If you are unsure as to whether you want to get one we suggest you pop along to one of our house competitions and see way these houses compete. It is done in such a friendly way, maintaining all of the school values, but don't be fooled, it matters!

Oh boy does it matter...

Community

kəˈmjuːnɪti

noun​:

  • a group of people having a particular characteristic in common.

  • people considered collectively, especially in the context of social values and responsibilities; society.

  • the condition of sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common.

  • an interacting population of  individuals in a common location.

  • a group linked by a common policy.

  • joint ownership or participation e.g. The school encourages a sense of community in its students.

John Henry Primary School prides itself on the community that has been established. We all have the honour of being able to be a part of this amazing journey. 

Purchasing one of these items is just another way that you can show your own sense of community.