Team Tactics are central to our children’s personal development.  Each character represents a different quality of what it means to be a good learner.  It helps our children with their attitudes towards learning, reflect on their work and become responsible citizens who are resilient and equipped for lifelong learning.


  • Be Ready – “We are always punctual, organised and prepared.”

  1. Concentration: The act of focusing your attention. The art of not being distracted.
  2. Independence: Not relying on others to do things for you. Showing that you can learn to do things for yourself.
  3. Curiosity: A strong desire to know or learn something. Asking questions to learn more. 
  4. Self-Efficacy: Believing that through your actions you can achieve.  
  • Be Respectful – “We listen to and value others.”
  1. Friendship: Involves trust, generosity, sharing, empathy and more. Shouldn’t be treated lightly or traded away. 
  2. Humility and Gratitude: Being modest and not showing off. Being thankful and showing appreciation.
  3. Kindness: Being generous, thoughtful, and friendly. 
  4. Self-Esteem: Feeling good about yourself and others.
  • Be responsible – “We look after each other and the environment.”
  1. Managing Impulsivity: Restraining yourself from doing something that may not be appropriate at the time.
  2.  Involves self-control.
  3. Integrity: Being honest and telling the truth. Doing the ‘right thing.’
  4. Good Humour: Being in a good mood and trying to brighten other people’s mood. 
  5. Empathy & Compassion: The ability to understand other people’s feelings and find the best way to help or comfort them when they need it.  
  • Show Reciprocity  – “We exchange things to benefit all.”
  1. Imitation: Using something or someone as a model to learn from. 
  2. Listening/Communicating: Listening politely and respecting other people’s ideas. Sharing your own ideas
  3.  freely and clearly with others. 
  4. Cooperation: The ability to work together. May involve compromise or self-sacrifice. 
  5. Teamwork/Inclusiveness: Allowing others to join in and not limiting yourself to certain people
  • Be reflective – “We think about our learning and our behaviour.”
  1. Questioning: Asking questions if you’re unsure. Asking questions to develop deeper understanding and asking why. 
  2. Making Links: Thinking in depth and connecting ideas and skills together
  3. Problem Solving: Using a variety of strategies and resources to help you solve something difficult. May involve perseverance. 
  4. Meta-cognition: Thinking about your own thinking and learning and being aware of what you are doing. 
  •  Be resilient  – “We never give up, even when it gets difficult.”
  1. Perseverance: Not giving up even when something is difficult, or you’d rather be doing something else. 
  2. Revising/Improving: To make something better, in any way, than it already is.
  3. Confidence: Believing in yourself and your abilities. Not being shy of trying. 
  4. Courage: The ability to face challenges, even if they are daunting. Appropriate risk-taking is trying things even if they may fail.