Our School - Our Vision, Values & Philosophy

Vision & Philosophy

Our vision is for the children of Ripponlea to be global and creative thinkers, who are empowered with the skills and empathy to engage with an ever-changing world. They care, they create, they connect.

Ripponlea Primary School promotes the philosophy that learning is a lifelong process and, interwoven with our core business of improving literacy and numeracy outcomes, emphasis is placed on supporting students take greater responsibility for and control of their learning.

We acknowledge that parents and families have the first and most enduring impact on their child’s learning and development, health, safety and wellbeing; and at Ripponlea parents are valued partners in their child’s education. These beliefs advocate for a climate where mutual respect and collaboration is the norm.

Personal attributes such as adaptability, co-operation, tolerance and gratuity are fostered to develop the 'whole' child and empower them to live harmoniously in a rapidly changing world.


Our school values reflect we are a learning community where in partnership, all students, staff and parents can dare to develop their dreams, learn from each other and respond to change.

At the beginning of each school year, students spend time with their teacher to discuss and define what the School Values mean to them both individually and as a class group.

We work together cooperatively in a team, making sure no one is left out. We take pride in our environment and support each other in the tasks that need to be done.

We imagine, think creatively, share our ideas with others and try new things.

We do what is right even when no one is looking. We are honest even when we might get into trouble.

Open Mindedness
We know, accept and value that everyone is different. We share ideas and listen to and respect the opinions of others.

We know that life can challenge us. We have a go even when it is hard. We can bounce back from things that hurt and disappoint us and learn from our mistakes.

We consider the rights of others and are tolerant of our differences. We take care of our environment and equipment.