Mission, Vision and Values
From our very first days, our goal has been to educate individuals to embrace challenge and take responsibility for shaping a better world. St Columba Anglican School’s mission is to encourage intellectual, spiritual and cultural development of each student through excellence in teaching, in a caring Christian environment.
To uphold this commitment, St Columba Anglican School aims:
- To encourage an integrated attitude to faith and learning, with meaningful worship following Christian principles as part of the School’s curriculum.
- To develop a partnership between school, parents and students that will enhance the teaching and learning process.
- To encourage students to participate in a well balanced program of curricular and co-curricular activities enabling them to discover individual strengths and talents.
- To develop confidence, self esteem, respect and tolerance of others in the belief that social awareness is a critical aspect of the Christian faith.
- To provide an environment between teachers and students that will enhance mutual respect and trust.
Our vision is to be an educational leader by providing a challenging, holistic and values-based environment for our students, staff and community.
We achieve this through academic excellence, service to others, environmental stewardship, teamwork and leadership. In addition, we value and support the spiritual, cultural, academic and sporting growth of all our community members.
At St Columba, we uphold the values of care, excellence and citizenship.
SCAS Graduates will:
- Display, by their words and actions, a positive, Christian view of the world and their place in it.
- Understand that while they should be valued as an individual, their willingness to serve their community, now and in the future, will be a key to their continued growth.
- Have been shaped by the ethos and actions of the school and in turn, have played a role in the evolution of the school community towards greatness.
- Understand the vital nature of change in the world and be prepared to face this reality with confidence and resilience.
- Have been offered access to an education that not only allowed them to reach their academic potential but also provided them with the access to the knowledge and skills required to successfully enter the next phase of their lives as lifelong learners who are erudite, optimistic and disciplined.
- Be exposed to and given the opportunity to develop such 21st Century skills as agility, creativity and an ability to work collaboratively with others.
- Have developed leadership skills so that by their great and small actions, they will have the potential to make the world a better place.