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Culture of Honour

To be a Highbury boy is to embrace our Culture of Honour and our boys are unequivocally grounded in these values.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

Mr Richard Stanley served as Headmaster at Highbury for over 20 years, from 1995 to 2014. Towards the end of this time, he came across the work of Stephen R. Covey who wrote the book ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.’ After the success of this book, Stephen Covey spent a lot of time researching what primary schools could do to help to create successful adults and his biggest conclusion was that primary schools need to instil values. A values-based education at a young age has the greatest correlation with becoming an effective adult in society. Mr Richard Stanley was very inspired by this and worked together with the Highbury staff at the time to craft our Culture of Honour, drawing together the 18 values that we believe are most imperative to raising boys who will become great men in our society.

Today our Culture of Honour is deeply woven into daily life at Highbury and these 18 values are instilled through daily Chapel services from Grade 1 through to Grade 7. Our Culture of Honour at Highbury is about teaching our Highbury boys to behave in an honourable way towards others, including peers, teachers and visitors, as this underpins every facet of school life together with our Christian faith. We aim to teach our boys to be responsible, not only for themselves but also for others.

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