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Culture and Climate

We the students, staff, families and community members of Orrington School agree to the following norms and values:

We are respectful

  • Listen to understand instead of react
  • Active listening
  • Listening with the goal of collaboration
  • We understand that there are multiple perspectives

We are kind

  • Encourage one another
  • Accept and acknowledge other's different perspectives
  • Be an upstander
  • Speak and listen from the heart

We are responsible

  • Demonstrate collective responsibility
  • Willingness to be open to new ideas
  • Following through to our commitments to each other and our students

We are ready to learn

  • Trying my personal best
  • Everyone contributes
  • Everyone's needs are respected so that everyone feels comfortable