Trevor Manuel Primary maps values for the year
5 March 2021
After a delayed start to the academic year, the staff and curating team of Trevor Manuel Primary School (TMPS) firmly welcomed their charges with an extensive values-based programme intended for the duration of the year.
The straightforward values calendar, with a value per month for each month of the year, forms the cornerstone of the school’s values drive and intends to merge and align with an already prevalent value system of school.
“It’s a great initiative, and a simple enough concept which other schools can easily emulate or design their own for use in their own schools” said Warda Conrad, Strategy Driver of Western Cape Education Department’s increasingly successful Transform to Perform (T2P) strategy.
According to Dr Syms, part of the team mentoring the school, the principal and his or her School Management Team must lead by example in “living out” each value in their daily interaction with the entire school community.
“On the first day of each month,” asserted Syms, “that month’s value will be introduced to everyone inside the TMPS family and thereafter their entire school community.”
He wanted posters to be put up inside the classrooms and in and around the school buildings.
“In fact,” he continued, “we want the learners, after daily compliance with the Covid-19 Protocol drill of ensuring that their masks are worn properly, sanitizing and socially distancing take place, to engage with that month’s value. All staff will have to emphasise, promote, demonstrate, and in so doing encourage the learners to live out the values that the school wants to inculcate within each of them.”