Our Values

We will equip our students for life by encouraging our leadership team, staff and students to live our values every day. Christ is at the centre of all our values, as He is the centre of our lives.  Being Christ-Centred is essential to making our values meaningful and powerful.

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> Seek to know God better
> Joyfully pursue wisdom
> Find and embrace better ways of learning and doing
> Love others
> Value each person
> Look out for others
> Lead by serving
> Serve God and others enthusiastically
> Do our best
> Live in harmony with everyone
> Connect with our College family
> Engage with our community


Christ-Centred Learning

> Seek to know God better

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” (Ephesians 1:17, NIV)

The Bible teaches that we can have a personal relationship with God, and this is what we want for our staff and students – for them to not just know about God, but to actually know Him.  We will encourage our staff and students to seek God with all of their hearts through providing regular, relevant and engaging opportunities to worship and learn about Him. 

> Joyfully pursue wisdom

“Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.” (Proverbs 3:13)

We believe that our staff and students should not just pursue knowledge and understanding, but wisdom.  Wisdom enables people to make good decisions with the knowledge and understanding they have.  We also believe that the best way to pursue wisdom is with joy and the process of getting it should be engaging, rewarding and enjoyable.

> Find and embrace better ways of learning and doing

“Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more.” (Proverbs 9:9)

We want our staff and students to keep seeking God’s wisdom to find new and better ways of learning and doing.  For our staff this means finding more effective and efficient ways of doing their day-to-day tasks, for our teachers this means finding better ways to teach and for our students it means finding better ways to apply and use what they are learning.  And it’s not just about finding the better ways…it’s also about embracing them, even if they were suggested by someone else.

Christ-Centred Caring

> Love others

“Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honouring each other.” (Romans 12:10)

We want people in our College family to be loved. Love is what we are commanded to do by God, love covers a multitude of sins, and love is patient and kind.  We are all called to love everyone, not just those we like or who are like us, but everyone.

> Value each person

“We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” (Romans 12:5b)

God has made each of us unique.  This means that we all have different gifts and different challenges.  Our heart is to value each individual and meet their needs where possible.  We want to be patient with each other and make the most of our different strengths so that we can complement and bring out the best in each other.

> Look out for others

“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” (Philippians 2:4)

Christ-Centred caring is about looking out for the wellbeing of ourselves and others.  It’s taking ownership for making sure everyone is safe and well – physically, emotionally and spiritually. 

Christ-Centred Serving

> Lead by serving

“Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant…” (Mark 10:43b)

We want to raise up a generation who will show good leadership qualities wherever they go in life.  The kind of leadership Jesus modelled was not about control or power, instead it was about serving those He led, putting them first.  It is this model of leadership we want our staff and students to adopt, one which will result in empowering each team member to reach their potential.

> Serve God and others enthusiastically

“Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically…When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them.” (Romans 12:11,13a)

We believe God has a purpose for each person and this purpose includes serving Him and those around us.  We should enthusiastically serve God and others with our time, energy and money.  We should do this wherever we are: at the College, at home, at our local church and in our community. 

> Do our best

“Whatever you do, do well.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10a)

No matter what we’re doing we should do our best.  Whether we are leading a group or quietly serving someone’s practical needs, we should do our best.  Whether we’re doing something because we want to or because we have to, we should do our best.  Whether everyone is watching or whether no one is watching, we should do our best.  We should put all of our effort and energy into everything we do.

Christ-Centred Community

> Live in harmony with each other

“Live in harmony with each other…Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.” (Romans 12:16a,18)

We all have different opinions, experiences, personalities and goals.  But we can still live in harmony with each other.  Harmony doesn’t mean we think the same way or even that we always agree, but that we can still love and care for each other and seek the best for each other.  This kind of peace and harmony only comes when we ask God to help us love and forgive each other.

> Connect with our College family

“So encourage each other and build each other up…” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Our College family will always be growing and changing as new people join the College.  We want our College to be a friendly community where all staff, students and parents feel welcomed and included as part of our family.  This means taking the time to get to know each other and support each other with whatever we are going through.

> Engage with our community

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14)

We want to be a light in our community and share God’s love with those around us in relevant and practical ways.  Wherever we go and whatever we do, we want to take God’s light with us.

Unless otherwise stated, all Scriptures are taken from the New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation.

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