Introducing the importance of values

The Westlake Primary School pupils went around from class to class displaying their posters.

Westlake Primary School’s principal, Landie Diamond, has launched a monthly poster campaign that gets pupils thinking about important values.

The pupils go from class to class showing how they understand and embrace the value and how they live it out.

For the month of January, the chosen value was “respect” with pupils making posters explaining what respect means to them: “Respect is doing the right thing even when no one is watching” and “Respect is integrity. It is being true, honest and sincere at all times.”

Late last month, the pupils presented their posters to the rest of the school and guests including Zwaanswyk Academy principal Retreat Anthony Adams and Andisiwe Mbete from the Western Cape Education Department.

For February, the value is “integrity”.

Ms Diamond has been nominated for a national teaching award for excellence in leadership at primary school level.She will be attending the National Teaching Awards in Pretoria this weekend.

Ms Diamond is the founding principal of the school which opened in 2011. She was nominated by circuit manager André Filander.