Quality Education For Kindergarten to Year Twelve

Educational Aims

Educational Aims

Educational Aims

The following aims honour Northholm’s original Statement of Educational Philosophy while recognising the challenges and opportunities involved in educating students in the 21st century.

  • To nurture each student’s understanding of the Christian world view and deepen their sense of selflessness and service.
  • To offer opportunities that enable students to engage in mindfulness, self-reflection, stillness and prayer.
  • To provide a co-educational learning environment in which both young men and young women have equal opportunities to prepare for life, work and the responsibilities associated with committed relationships.
  • To maintain a level of care that enables students to develop an appreciation of their own and others’ worth, regardless of background, culture, religion or ability.
  • To develop young people with the honesty, integrity, tolerance and independence of mind required to contribute positively to the maintenance of our democratic society.
  • To create a stimulating, purposeful and inclusive learning environment that enhances students’ engagement in the learning process and supports the achievement of their personal best.
  • To encourage students to become independent learners who will be able to maximise the benefits of future study and diverse work opportunities.
  • To inspire a love of learning and commitment to intellectual development in each of the core disciplines through a diverse range of learning and teaching styles including digital technologies.
  • To foster an appreciation of the arts through a range of opportunities that enable students to express their creativity.
  • To promote a positive attitude to health and fitness and encourage students to participate in physical activities that support healthy competition.
  • To cultivate greater awareness of environmental issues within the school community and the adoption of more sustainable living habits.
  • To involve all students in a diverse school community that helps them develop the self-discipline, mutual responsibility and empathy necessary to contribute to society as global citizens.