Red Back Spiders

Due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others, belongings and property. 
At Newham Primary School we keep our yard clean and tidy – Do the right thing.

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Blue Tongue Lizards

A moral obligation to behave correctly towards or in respect of something or someone. 
At Newham Primary School we follow the rules and expectations – First time, every time.

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Unity (Community)

Sulfur-Crested Cockatoos


A state of being united, coming together as a whole.  At Newham Primary School we work together as a team – Together we can.


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Green Tree Frogs

The ability to recover quickly from a tough, difficult or challenging situation.  At Newham Primary School we work through problems calmly together and ask for help from teachers if we need it – I choose to defuse.

When we talk about resilience, we’re talking about a child’s ability to cope with ups and downs, and bounce back from the challenges they experience during childhood – for example moving home, changing schools, studying for an exam or dealing with the death of a loved one.  Building resilience helps children not only to deal with current difficulties that are a part of everyday life, but also to develop the basic skills and habits that will help them deal with challenges later in life, during adolescence and adulthood.

Resilience is important for children’s mental health.  Children with greater resilience are better able to manage stress, which is a common response to difficult events.