A key priority at Erasmus is to introduce the children to the words of the wise in daily life and to provide opportunities to apply their wisdom in practice. The children are encouraged to be truthful, caring and generous and to see truth, beauty and goodness in themselves and the world. They are invited to serve others with an open heart and to keep an open mind free of prejudice. In this way the children are inspired to understand themselves, the world in which they live and how they relate to it so they can become a living reflection of the truth and unity in us all.
Great philosophic and religious teachings from around the world that demonstrate universally recognised truths are introduced by way of stories, proverbs and psalms. Sources include the Judeo-Christian Bible including the Old Testament and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ from the New Testament, stories and passages from the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita, and the wisdom of our own Indigenous culture.