Our Values

The Stronger Smarter Institute aspires to be a RICH working and learning environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student education


"We do things with people, not to people." Chris Sarra







  • We acknowledge and honour existing positive strengths and processes
  • We work collaboratively with colleagues in relationships underpinned by loyalty
    professionalism and collegiality, and
  • We do things ‘WITH’ people, not ‘TO’ them.



  • We display professionalism in all aspects of our work and seek to deliver beyond expectations as often as we can
  • We honour and enable processes of transparency and accountability in all Stronger Smarter Institute activity, and
  • We ‘WALK our TALK’.



  • We accept positive feedback with humility and constructive feedback as an opportunity to reflect, learn and develop
  • We provide robust and constructive feedback in the interests of a high expectations agenda, and
  • We enable and embrace innovative and creative ways of thinking and doing.



  • We respectfully challenge others who demonstrate toxic behaviours that are contrary to the Stronger Smarter values
  • We respectfully challenge those who collude with low expectations, and
  • We continually reflect on our own practice to contemplate how we can learn and do better.