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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Online Information

Staying Safe Online

Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child stay safe online

As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online.


Screen time

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health recently offered preliminary data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study.

Data showed that:

  • MRI scans found significant differences in the brains of some children who reported using smartphones, tablets, and video games more than seven hours a day.

  • Children who reported more than two hours a day of screen time got lower scores on thinking and language tests.

TikTok: A Guide for Parents

TikTok is a social media platform that lets you create, share and discover 60 second videos. You can use music and effects to enhance your videos and you can also browse other people’s videos and interact with them.


Click the link below to see what you should know about the platform if your child is using it:

Instagram: A Guide for Parents

Instagram is a picture and video sharing app. Users can post content on their profile grid or to their stories, which last 24 hours. You can follow your friends, family, celebrities and companies on Instagram. Instagram also has a live streaming feature.


Click the link below to see what you should know about the platform if your child is using it:

Click the link below for more tips about setting up parental controls online: