Dignity and justice for All: All persons are
created equal and human dignity is inviolable. Our educational efforts should
confirm the belief that everyone is unique, that individual distinctions enrich
and enliven our world and that the individual has both rights and
Catholic Christian Community: A community in
communion that does not exist for itself but is empowered by the spirit to be
at the service of others; an evangelizing and joyful presence in the world.
High Quality Learning: Education shall
impart in the learner a zest for life, the courage to tackle it and a desire by
students to use and extend what they learn. Critical judgement in different
areas of learning should be developed by testing expression and performance
against identifiable standards.
Collaboration and Subsidiarity: Catholic educators
make use of a ‘shared wisdom’ in arriving at decisions and attempt to locate
decision making at the lowest appropriate level.
Creativity: We look for creative, flexible
and future oriented responses that best address the needs of students, the
local community, system and government.
Stewardship: Education should view
individuals as moral beings, accountable for their decisions and responsible
for their actions, with an ability to seek what is true and to do what is
A mutual accountability: As an educational
community we report on the outcomes of our work and the degree to which our
intentions are realised.