The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The Leader in Me

With the support of FranklinCovey, Le Page Primary School has a laser-like focus on how we, as educators, can create leaders, one child at a time. The Leader in Me initiative is based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The following Habits are embedded across all subject areas, and are demonstrated and taught daily. 

Watch The Leader In Me In Action:

Be Proactive

Take responsibility for your life. Choose to act deliberately and take responsibility for your actions. Listen to your language and be proactive rather than reactive. 

Begin with the End in Mind

Define your mission and goals in life. Live with hope and purpose. Know what you want before you begin.

Put First Things First

Prioritise and do the most important things first. Make the most effective use of your time by prioritising. Work smarter, not harder.

Think Win-Win

Have an ‘everyone can win’ attitude. Build successful relationships with others by finding a solution that works for all.

Seek First to Understood Then to Be Understood

Listen to people sincerely. Hear others with your eyes, ears and heart. Only 7% of communication is verbal, 93% is body language, tone and feeling.


Work together to achieve more. Two or more people can work together to create a better solution than either one could create alone. Synergy requires valuing people’s uniqueness and individuality.

Sharpen the Saw

Renew yourself regularly. Balance all four dimensions of your life: body, mind, heart and soul.

Leader in Me Lighthouse School

Le Page PS is proud to be on our journey to becoming a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.

The Leader in Me is a whole-school based school improvement process based on the idea that everyone can be a leader.

This evidence-based approach empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive. By developing the whole child; socially, emotionally, academically and ethically, we foster a school climate that promotes greatness.

Our Mission Statement at Le Page is –

Identify the talent, develop the confidence, and create the leader.

Our mission is to develop student leaders with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others. 

At Le Page PS we truly believe in our mission statement and strive to help our students to achieve their potential. Through the Leader in Me implementation, we have better defined our school’s mission and live it more fully. By creating a focus on leadership, our school has improved, and our students are not only learning academically but also acquiring the social and emotional skills needed for life.

Students are set a task at the beginning of each year to create a Personal Mission Statement which they display in their rooms. This helps students remember what they stand for, and how they plan to use their personal values.

Each student has a Leadership Notebook in which personal and academic goals are written and tracked on a termly basis. Achievement charts are used to recorded progress towards goals and the management of self. The Leadership Notebook is a hands-on resource that helps staff and students practice the 7 Habits, in a relevant manner and celebrates the Victories of students. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People provides school community members with a framework of common understandings and language, which is embedded into all aspects of teaching and learning. The framework supports all discipline, communication and grievance processes in the school.