About About Customer Service Forms Policies and Procedures FAQ History Careers Feedback About Mission Statement Our mission is: “Developing friendly, active and responsible people” Friendly Helping people understand, care about and help othersHelping people to appreciate their worth and have confidence Active Helping people to look after their health and develop a positive attitude to physical activityHelping people lay a foundation for sporting and life skills Responsible Helping people learn to make choices that give joy and happiness in the long termHelping people to understand the desirable or undesirable consequences of their actionsHelping people to love to learn and accept challenges Vision Our vision is to: Be a recognised leader in the provision of our products and services in Tasmania and nationallyDevelop fresh and innovative approaches of our services, products and programsAssist our staff to discover and implement creative and customized programs and servicesCreate a vibrant, developing organisation that fosters teamwork, quality management and lifelong learningDevelop a multi-disciplinary team of staff to increase our scope and further develop our missionHelp our staff identify and meet their learning needs, in an environment of encouragement and incentive Unifying Principles Our 6 Unifying Principles: 1. Respect: 2. Safety: Safety is at the forefront of our operations3. Integrity: trustworthiness and a solid character4. Teamwork: Teamwork making the dream work. 5. Open Communication: Communication is open and honest6. Growth and Initiative: the ability to keep growing and learning Teaching Principles Respect: Respect between teacher and student. Humiliating, embarrassing, demeaning or hurtful behaviour is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.Keep young people safe: Done through vigilance, awareness and safety training.Clearly communicate expectations: Tell the children what you expect of them.Catch the children doing things right: Focus on things that have been done right rather than things done wrong.Discipline with natural consequences: Discipline through educating children of the natural (unpleasant) consequences of poor decisions, not “punishment”.Be enthusiastic: It shows you care and inspires others to care.Offer daily challenges: Going beyond the perceived limitations is the only way to stretch and grow.Offer daily successes: “Sense of accomplishment” is one of the most powerful motivators to “try again when the going gets tough”.Constant Activity: Children learn by doing, not by sitting or standing in line.Creativity, variety and fun: Children learn best when there is an element of fun built into the training environment.Caring and Understanding: effort dedicated towards helping children learn, understand and grow.