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Unafraid of failure

Determined Resilient Responsible
Honest Independent Curious
Confident Imaginative

What is an Olavian?
A well mannered • Putting ourselves forward for

willingness to learn • Participating in activities that may

be unfamiliar and disquieting.
• Accepting that our intelligence
and develop without can be grown and our
expectations surpassed.
self-doubt. • Understanding that setbacks can
be seen as opportunities for

“Such is the confidence that we have

through Christ toward God. Not that
we are competent of ourselves to
claim anything as coming from us;
our competence is from God.”
2 Corinthians 3:4,5, NRSV.

“Life is not easy for any of us. But

what of that? We must have
perseverance and above all
confidence in ourselves. We must
believe that we are gifted for
something and that this thing must
be attained.” Marie Curie
To have clear, sensible • Work towards a positive
attitude to enhance your
goals and a drive to own and others’ lives.
• Discover appropriate ways
to overcome challenges.
see them through •

to completion.

“But as for you, be strong and do not

give up, for your work will be
2 Chronicles 15:7, NIV.

“We all have dreams. But in order to

make dreams come into reality, it
takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”
Jesse Owens
Having a sense of personal • Being responsible for your own
well-being and ensuring that we live
accountability for one’s balanced lives.
• Developing independent learning
thoughts, words and deeds. skills whereby we participate in our
Taking pride in everything own progress.
• Supporting our peers in need.
we do and showing care • Displaying respect for the broader
for others. • Behaving in a manner which places
the school in a positive light.

“Do not be deceived; God is not

mocked, for you reap whatever
you sow”
Galatians 6:7, NRSV.

“Few things can help an individual

more than to place responsibility on
him, and to let him know that you
trust him.”
Booker T. Washington
Showing courtesy, care and • Being polite at all times and grateful
to those who contribute to the
consideration for yourself upkeep of the school, its fabric and
its work.
and all others in our school • Being alert and tolerant to other
and the wider community. viewpoints.
• Being punctual, tidy in appearance,
and careful in the presentation of
• Showing humility and good
sportsmanship in competitive

“Pray for us. We are sure that we

have a clear conscience and desire to
live honourably in every way”
Hebrews 13:18, NIV.

“Give to every other human being

every right that you claim to yourself.”
Thomas Paine
A creative and • Taking an investigative
approach to all subjects.
open-minded • Understanding there are
alternative routes to
approach to problem solving.
• Seeing the vitality and
learning. importance of
cross-curricular research.

“Set your minds on things that are

above, not on things that are on
Colossians 3:2, ESV.

“The man who has no imagination

has no wings.”
Muhammed Ali
Accepting when mistakes • Accepting the
have been made, consequences of your
demonstrating a respect for • Self-evaluation.
oneself and others and • Accepting there things we
nurturing trust within our cannot or need not do.
own community • Admitting you understand
what is right and what
and beyond. is wrong.

“Whoever lives honestly will live

securely, but whoever lives
dishonestly will be found out.”
Proverbs 10:9, GW.

“Honesty and transparency make you

vulnerable. Be honest and transparent
Mother Teresa
An innate desire to • Discovering what
interests you personally.
acquire information • Being keen to find one’s
own unique qualities.
under your own • Developing inquiry
momentum and without intrusiveness.


“You are bringing some strange ideas

to our ears, and we would like to
know what they mean.”
Acts 17:20, NIV.

“The important thing is not to stop

questioning. Curiosity has its own
reason for existence. One cannot help
but be in awe when he contemplates
the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the
marvellous structure of reality. It is
enough if one tries merely to
comprehend a little of this mystery
each day.”
Albert Einstein
Unafraid of failure
An informed • Accepting that failure
can inform success.
risk-taker who • Utilising knowledge
from a broad depth
appreciates the •
of research.
process as well as
the outcome. “So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your
God.I will strengthen you and help
you; I will uphold you with my
righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10, NIV.

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never

to have tried to succeed.”
Theodore Roosevelt
The desire and ability to •Formulating individual
questions that challenge
Take ownership of your personal understanding and
investigation of a topic.
own learning. •Exploring a subject beyond
the confines of the topic’s
•Accepting that your readers
are a guide for learning.
•Developing a readiness for

“Live as free people, but do not use

your freedom as a cover-up for evil.”
1 Peter 2:16, NIV.

“To find yourself, think for yourself.”

Wholehearted •Returning from misfortune
with equilibrium.
determination to •Being ready for change
through flexibility and
confront setbacks and to adaptability.
see the positive in •In the face of adversity, using
internal and external support
adversity. mechanisms.

“We are hard pressed on every side,

but not crushed; perplexed, but not in
despair; persecuted, but not
abandoned; struck down, but not
2 Corinthians 4:8,9, NIV.

“Rock bottom became the solid

foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
J.K. Rowling