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School Mission and Values

Mission & Values

Our Mission

To develop courageous girls who challenge and change the world.
 

Our Values

The following core values are upheld and integrated through collaboration, planning and decision-making, and guide behaviour from the classroom to the boardroom.  Each is underscored by excellence in our expectations and standards.

Respect: 
We welcome and support the diversity of our school community and the broader communities and environment in which we learn, work and live. We respect our Anglican roots and our traditions. 

Integrity: 
Honesty and responsibility are fundamental to everything we do – from the classroom to the boardroom.

Innovation: 
We are in a place where new ideas and promising practices can be explored, evaluated and flourish.

Commitment:
  We recognize our responsibilities to each other and to the world, and we will stand by our word and persevere with passion, pride and hard work.

Courage: 
We are not afraid to confront the uncertainties or difficulties the future may bring.  We are resilient and are prepared to be bold and take action. 

SMLS is an Anglican-Based School that Fosters Inclusion & Diversity

SMLS is an Anglican-based school and welcomes students from every faith. We foster and encourage inclusivity and diversity within our school community. Our Anglican roots and traditions are reflected in weekly Chapel and three yearly Eucharist services, as well as religious studies in Junior School. Students in Grades 1 to Grad Year are required to attend Chapel and Eucharist services, and participation in communion is voluntary. 

At Chapel, we celebrate both our Anglican roots and world religions and cultures, so that we may develop an understanding of the diversity represented by each student within our school community. Chapel also includes important school announcements and presentations, as well as celebrations of student achievements.
 
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