Leader in Me

At Stevensville Primary School we have commenced the Leader in Me initiative which incorporates 7 habits into our learning and school lives.


  • Be proactive
  • Begin with the end in mind
  • Put first things first
  • Think win-win
  • Seek first to understand, then be understood
  • Synergise
  • Sharpen the saw


These habits are based on Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. The habits will be taught both individually as well as imbedded into everyday learning.


As a part of the Leader in Me we have begun a Student Lighthouse Team that is currently made up of 5 students; the 2 School Captains, and a representative from each of the 3 grade 5/6 classes. This will be expanded into the 3/4 year levels by the end of the year.

This group of students are responsible for representing the student voice. These students brainstorm important issues and positive changes they would like to see and how to best incorporate the 7 habits within our school.



Be proactive

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.


Begin with the end in mind

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.


Put first things first

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.


Think win-win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.


Seek first to understand, then be understood

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.



I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.


Sharpen the saw

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.







The Leader in Me