The staff discussed in depth where we are heading with our charter. The area that caused the greatest discussion was over the values. Excellence was the first on the list, was this really what we always wanted - it was felt that excellence was a good value but at times we didn't want or expect excellence of either ourselves or our pupils. Sometimes it is good to be mediocre to be contented with what we are doing, how it is being done. We also talked about whose values, all our values are different. People with small children had dreams, expectations of their children - strive to be an all black, be the most amazing swimmer but in reality what we want when our dreams or desires were not met the thing we wanted for our children was well-being. Not happiness as this was not always achievable either - but well-being.