Valley View Principles

Vision Statement

Valley View Secondary School is committed to high quality learning in a supportive, caring environment.Every student is given the opportunity and encouragement to participate fully in and be successful in all aspects of school life – learning, leadership, decision-making, sport, the arts, the environment and community events.

We provide:

  • A safe, secure and orderly learning and working environment;
  • All students with the opportunity to succeed and prepare them for productive citizenship through a broad, inclusive and flexible curriculum;
  • Opportunities for student leadership and student and parent participation in school activities and decision making; and
  • Support services and special programs to meet individual needs.

This is achieved through:

  • Students being challenged, supported and encouraged to reach their potential;
  • The establishment of supportive culture;
  • Well planned learning within the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) framework;
  • Accepting personal responsibility, striving for excellence, taking pride in ourselves, our school and in the achievement of others;
  • A committed and informed Governing Council.

Code of Practice

All members of the school community have a responsibility to:

  • Treat everyone with respect;
  • Act honestly, in good faith and in everyone’s best interest;
  • Value whole school activities and support and promote these events;
  • Contribute to the implementation of the school’s Improvement Plan;
  • Look for the positives in people and value suggestions;
  • Accompany constructive criticism with constructive solutions;
  • Plan learning well and ensure that it is within DECD frameworks;
  • Care for and maximise all resources: physical, human, financial and learning;
  • Enact school and DECD policies and guidelines;
  • Continually expand skills and knowledge in order to achieve their full potential;
  • Contribute to developing and sustaining a productive teaching and learning environment that rewards and acknowledges success;
  • Sustain and further develop links with the wider community;
  • Promote Valley View Secondary School;
  • Maintain a school environment that is safe, orderly and harassment free;
  • Act in a manner and wear attire which reflects school and community expectations;
  • Work together harmoniously and collaboratively to achieve shared goals;
  • Be punctual and meet all deadlines;
  • Ensure people are warmly welcomed.

Core Values

RESPECT (For self, others and our environment).

  • Individuals value their own talents, skills and abilities and develop a sense of worth.


  • All partnerships are based on trust.
  • Relationships within the school are fostered and valued in a sincere and honest fashion.


  • Optimism is the development of a positive spirit.
  • Every opportunity and challenge is seen as a learning experience.
  • Success is celebrated.


  • People commit to their responsibility ensuring that their actions assist the school community to achieve the highest potential.


  • Individuals work together to achieve common and shared goals in a positive and supportive environment.
  • All members of the school community work together in harmonious teams.