Billanook College is a member of the Round Square, a world-wide association of schools that share unique and ambitious goals. Round Square was founded by Kurt Hahn at Gordonstoun School in Scotland. Kurt Hahn believed that schools should prepare students for adulthood by enabling them to face life directly in ways that demand courage, generosity, imagination, kindness and principles.
Billanook College is one of 60 schools around the world and just four in Victoria that share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility through service, challenge, adventure and international understanding.
Billanook challenges students to grow beyond academic excellence and to make a strong commitment to personal development and responsibility.
Billanook is dedicated to the underlying Pillars of Round Square:
Billanook students are encouraged to achieve, Beyond Academic Excellence. Our students actively participate in Community service projects which provide them with the opportunity to develop empathy, compassion and understanding of different groups within society, particularly those in need.
One such project is the annual Thailand Round Square Service trip. A three week long expedition to Thailand where students work with community groups in Thailand, particularly orphanages, to build necessary and life-changing infrastructure.
For many students, this is a life changing experience, providing them with the foundations to become a truly valuable Global Citizen.