Our Core Values
A core value is a central belief which is understood and shared by every member of the school community. Core values arise out of what we believe to be important about people, about society and about learning and knowledge. Values are more than inspiring or beautiful words. Our values are a behavioural blueprint that shape who we are as a school community and as individuals. In all that we do, we ask ourselves – does this promote what we value most?
At Ayios Nikolaos Primary School we believe in respect, cooperation, responsibility, courage, friendship and honesty.
We show respect and always have regard for ourselves and other people’s feelings, wishes and rights.
We show cooperation by working together as active and caring members of the school and wider community.
We take responsibility for our words & actions as well as our own and other people’s property.
We show courage by facing our fears and standing up for what we believe in.
We show friendship towards others and always make sure we try to understand and support others.
We show honesty by making sure that we are truthful, fair and do the right thing.
Each term with focus on these core values to better understand what they mean to us and to others. Every other year we explore these values further through the additional, but linked, values of appreciation, patience, caring, hope, thoughtfulness and trust.
At Ayios Nikolaos Primary School we value and celebrate the diverse heritages of everybody in our community as well as the wider world. We celebrate British traditions and customs throughout the year. We value and celebrate national events, the traditions and festivals of our foreign and commonwealth families and those here in Cyprus. As such we link the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs with our own core values in all that we teach and learn.
Please see below to find out more details about all of our values and how they impact our daily life in and out of school.
Please click on a link below to view this the poster detailing the values championed for that half-term.