Values

St Helena aims to be an energetic and stimulating learning community where all are inspired to “dare to be excellent”.

Staff are reflective, innovative and accountable.  They deliver high quality, shared, visible and consistent curriculum using effective teaching strategies to ensure all students are curious, engaged and achieve their personal best.

St Helena’s vision is to prepare young people to become active, engaged, and responsible global citizens.  We prepare students for a dynamic 21st century in which creativity, cooperative work, connectedness to the world and adaptability are key features.  The college works to build resilience, positivity and self-efficacy in young people and prepares students for the technological world beyond school.   We encourage students to embrace diversity, and to give to those less fortunate than themselves.

St Helena’s core purpose is to further the growth and development of the whole child.

Our College values are Respect, Responsibility and Personal Best and these values underpin everything we do.  We believe in high expectations for all members of our community.

 

RESPECT for self, for others and for the College.

RESPONSIBILITY for our own actions, and our contribution towards a humanitarian and peaceful global community.

PERSONAL BEST in everything we do.

DARE TO BE EXCELLENT and strive to be the best we can be.

 

The teaching and extra-curricular programs in the College will support and promote the principles and practices of Australian democracy including commitment to:

 

  • An elected government
  • The rule of law
  • Equal rights of all before the law
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of speech and association
  • The values of openness and tolerance