Values and Philosophy
THE SASA WAY
At Sydney Adventist School Auburn, we have developed a set of 10 ideals that we expect all students, staff and parents to abide by and to act accordingly.
All students attending SASA will learn these ideals and the SASA way pledge.
We love and respect God
We will be involved in worship and share our love for Him with others.
1 Peter 2:17
We love learning and strive to achieve our best
We are purposeful, engaged and enthusiastic learners, always striving to develop our skills and talents. We do our best in class and we do not interfere with the learning of others. We will be curious about the world God created.
We always 'have a go'
We make good choices and are confident to try new things. We show perseverance when things get tough.
We have a joyful and positive mindset
We are humble in victory, graceful in defeat, and always thankful for the abilities and opportunities we have. We are happy and enjoy ourselves at school.
We respect each other and our school
We accept and value diversity. We are trustworthy, show tolerance and are understanding towards others. We greet each other, and all visitors to our school. We are proud to wear our uniform, and always look neat and tidy.
1 Peter 2:17
We respect our teachers
We speak nicely to our teachers and follow their instructions.
1 Peter 2:17
We are responsible
We keep our school tidy; we do not walk past rubbish. We arrive at school and to class on time. We take care of our property and respect things that belong to others.
We help, support and include each other
We always look for ways to build and lift others up. We treat others the way we want to be treated.
We value safety
We act safely and do not risk our health and well-being, or the welfare of others.
We are part of our community
We have many cultures but stand together as one community. We are willing to help those in need.
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We believe that the foundations for life are set in childhood, where the following skills and attitudes are developed:
- Reverence for the things of God
- Value for ones' self
- Industry and the desire to learn
- Cooperation with others
- Willingness to meet new challenges
- Desire to help those in need
- Respect and acceptance of others
- Wise decision making
- We aim to nurture these skills, attitudes and values by example, through participation and instruction.
Nurture for today, Learning for tomorrow, Character for eternity
To model the love of God, inviting students to live life to the full. We seek to achieve this through a Christ-centred learning environment, which provides a balanced and holistic education, along with values, character development, citizenship and the pursuit of excellence.
We value relationships
All people are treated fairly, with respect, kindness, care and compassion.
We appreciate diversity
Understanding, tolerance, acceptance and inclusion are our practice.
We act with integrity
Ethical behaviour is upheld. With responsibility, accountability and honesty we acknowledge the rights of all.
We engage in service
We seek to develop good citizenship and serve our community.
We encourage achievement
Perseverance, initiative, resilience and the pursuit of excellence are affirmed. Scholarship is prized.
We celebrate Christianity
We aim to model the love of God in the practice of Christian life.
Statement of Special Character
Adventist education is Bible-based, Christ-centred, service-oriented and Kingdom-directed. It aims for a balanced development in the lives of students, encouraging them to choose a personal relationship with Jesus, serving Him in this world until He comes again. These features, infused through the schools’ policies, procedures and practices provide the Special Character of Adventist Education, based on the fundamental beliefs and values of the Seventh-day Adventist church.