Our Vision and Mission

Vision

To educate for a future that is creative and sustainable.


Mission

As a school in the tradition of the Uniting Church in Australia, our Mission is to develop a dynamic, caring learning community which fosters the growth of the whole being of each girl and boy – in body, mind and spirit; providing a range of pathways to life-long learning through and beyond academic excellence.



Core Objectives


Sense of Community

Relationships are all important at Billanook College.  Our faith in humanity is a common bond and the hand of friendship connects individuals both near and far.  This community is built on a three way bond between students, parents and school and at the heart of our community is the relationship between teacher and student.


Learning

Learning is life-long and at Billanook College we encourage students to be leaders of their own learning, developing self-discipline, confidence and character to take the initiative in a friendly, supportive learning environment so that they may be leaders of the future. Ours is a learning community where both Staff and students are part of the learning journey that is holistic in approach.


Equity & Social Justice

Our community affirms the right of each student to achieve their potential in all areas of development, embracing diversity in all its forms, raising awareness of, and working for, social justice.


Acceptance, Care & Compassion

We value an education consistent with the Christian faith, accepting of difference, considerate and respectful of others, supportive, inclusive, with empathy for those in need and a willingness to serve, whilst nurturing the individual.


Environment

The College is committed to preserving its natural environment, the beauty and tranquility, providing a safe haven for learning as well as promoting an appreciation of and understanding of sustainability.  Students are encouraged to take responsibility and play an active role in working towards a sustainable future.


Global Awareness

Our community and networks are global because our students need to be, as citizens of the world.  Cultural diversity is embraced and celebrated at Billanook.  International understanding is promoted through diverse opportunities for cultural exchange and our affiliation with Round Square.


Challenge

Billanook College challenges students to strive for excellence in all that they do and have the courage to reach beyond their limits.