At the core of the framework is our philosophy. The Ulimasao Programme involves working together with our heart, mind, body and strength to follow God’s purpose for the wellbeing of our children as we instill a sense of our culture, duty, service and independence to the future leaders of this community.
1. Heart ( Agaga)
As Samoans, our family is our community – our children, our church. It is our culture and tradition to work and play and share collectively as a responsible faith community. Therefore the Ulimasao Programme exists to hold a collective responsibility to raise and guide our children to be upstanding citizens in our community.
We believe that:
- identity and belonging in our culture is reflected and grown through the use of the Samoan language. It is important that our culture is expressed in all aspects of our programme.
- a strong sense of individual worth is foundational to building confident and competent learners. Therefore, we will show love and acceptance to every child, young person and adult, appreciating individuality and diversity.
- our children and young people should be brought up with strong Christian values that will enhance moral decision making in the future. We aim to demonstrate spirituality and acceptable moral behavior throughout our teaching and learning. Justice, honesty, passion and good sense of humor are valued habits from the heart.
- We wish to develop happy children and young people that are mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually well.