Ethos and Values
The Sydney Russell School aims to enable every student to realise his or her full potential and make a positive contribution to society by:
- valuing every student as an individual.
- promoting an environment which is disciplined, caring and safe.
- the efficient management of all its resources.
- genuine co-operation between the school, the parents and all other contributors to the education of the students.
The official school motto is: Learning Together
More recently students have invented and use a new motto: T.E.A.M.
Together Everyone Achieves More
At the Sydney Russell School, we uphold the traditional values of strong discipline, school uniform and a demanding classroom ethos. At the same time we are totally committed to the best use of 21st century computer technology to help teaching and learning. Our first priority is the development of every child’s academic potential to the fullest.
We demand that the children at Sydney Russell achieve the very best that they are capable of, but we also work to ensure that they are happy and feel secure at school. Learning can be difficult and challenging at times, and it is our job, with the support of parents, to keep the pressure on and maintain motivation.
We believe in firm discipline: without good order in the classroom teachers cannot teach and students cannot learn. At the Sydney Russell School we do not tolerate any student who wants to stop others from learning. We expect students to take a pride in belonging to their school by wearing correct school uniform and wearing it smartly and properly.
We also expect students to get involved in the wider life of the school: to join clubs, get involved in sports teams, take part in school productions. In short, to take advantage of all the opportunities that an exciting school like Sydney Russell offers.