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Our Values

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As Catholic educators we hold fundamental values that are foundations to our work with students, parents and colleagues, and therefore we value: 

Our Catholic Tradition: We are a pilgrim people, journeying together, our story is never fully written, so our plans are never fully realised; we are constantly drawing upon our tradition and being called in new ways of growing and renewing ourselves as church. 

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 responsibilities. 

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 right. 

A mutual accountability: As an educational community we report on the outcomes of our work and the degree to which our intentions are realized.