“All students are empowered to learn and achieve success; to be curious, engaged, collaborative, empathetic and critical thinkers.”
At HEPS, we believe that learning is a lifelong journey of growing knowledge and skills through exposure to new information, ideas and concepts across a wide range of curriculum areas. As learners, we need the ability to apply, process, make significant connections, critically reflect and articulate across differing situations to develop as individuals within a community. We work together with parents to empower all students to embrace learning, achieve their personal best and build their emotional, social and physical well-being.
We strive to provide an engaging environment that underpins the development of learning and understanding for our students. Through our values of Respect, Resilience, Teamwork and Growth, we support and challenge the development of a growth mindset; enabling our students to be intrinsically motivated, curious, critical thinkers with the ability to reflect on their own learning and beliefs.
As a school community, we have created a set of values which reflect our philosophy and community at HEPS. Each term we focus on a different value where students engage in lessons to develop a deeper understanding and methods in which to espouse the value. At our weekly assembly, the value is discussed and one child is selected as ‘Star of the Week’ for displaying the particular value in focus.
Respect - ‘Respect for self, others, and property’
Teamwork - ‘Working collaboratively and effectively with others to achieve our best’
Resilience - ‘Flourishing in the face of everyday and challenging situations’
Growth - ‘Recognising and celebrating social, emotional and academic growth'