At the heart of human development is education and learning by experience. Each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. As educator, we ought to provide students with an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas to meet their fullest potential in these areas.
Students need to develop a deep love and respect for themselves, others, and their environment occurs through an open sharing of ideas and a judicious approach to discipline. When the voice of each student is heard, environment evolves where students feel free to express themselves.
Every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. Billabong provides children with opportunities to develop their potential by believing in them as capable Iindividuals. Educators need to assist children in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. I have a vision of a world where people learn to respect, accept, and embrace the differences between us, as the core of what makes life so fascinating.