The Athena School is inclusive of all denominations and cultures and encourages the recognition of our spiritual nature. Importance is placed on developing such virtues as kindness, tolerance and respect, as well as those which are part of our school motto: persistence, integrity and understanding.
Our students are encouraged to develop a philosophy of personal ethics that will enable them to succeed well in life by remaining true to themselves and their goals and by creating valuable relationships with others.
Athena graduates are aware of their local community, their broader Australian community and mankind. They take an active role in helping to better and improve conditions in all their endeavours.
In order to develop such virtues, we teach from the booklet “ How to Make Good Choices”, which is based on the first nonreligious code called 'The Way to Happiness'. The Way to Happiness was written by L. Ron Hubbard as an individual work and not part of any religious doctrine. Precept 12, “Safeguard the Environment”, prompts our students to value such community activities as Clean Up Australia Day. Discipline in the first instance is approached by reviewing Precept 19 “Try not to do things to others that you would not like them to do to you” and Precept 20, “Try to treat others as you would want them to treat you”. You are welcome to contact us to receive a complimentary copy of 'The Way to Happiness'.