Qualities of a Lowther Hall Girl
The following are the Qualities that we seek to assist girls to develop during their years at Lowther Hall:
- She has a clear set of values which she can articulately communicate and apply to her life
- She is committed to the pursuit of excellence
- She is curious and knows how to learn
- She is resilient and able to accept and learn from failure
- She is prepared to take a considered risk
- She understands herself, her strengths and weaknesses
- She is confident and independent
- She has a sense of belonging
- She cares for others and for herself
- She can work with others and take the lead
- She understands the world and her capacity to shape it
- She is optimistic and has a sense of hope for the future
These qualities were developed via a collaborative consultation process that involved all students and staff, and they have been embraced by the entire School community. Both within the classroom and beyond, girls at Lowther Hall are encouraged and supported – by staff and student leaders – to develop the 12 Qualities as they move through their education.
Various strategies are used across the School to assist girls to understand the Qualities and apply them to their lives:
- In Kindergarten, Prep and Year 1, each class focusses on a different Quality each term, linking the Quality to actions appropriate for each girl's stage of development.
- In Years 2 to 6 teachers use a sticker recognition system to reinforce actions that reflect the Qualities.
- Certificates are given to students from Kindergarten to Year 6 once they have consistently demonstrated a specific Quality or Qualities.
- Year 6 Qualities and Wellbeing Captains mentor younger girls through assembly presentations, school displays and playground support.
- Each year, the Prefect body works with the Principal and Deputy Principal to determine how they will foster the Qualities through their assemblies, activities and in the management of their various Senior School committees and groups.
- The Year 7 Induction Program has an explicit focus on exploring what the Qualities look like in learning situations and in peer interactions.