Our vision is to raise young people who are both capable and action-oriented, internationally-minded and Christ-centred.
“nos non commovebitur” - we shall not be moved
Our school motto, “nos non commovebitur”, refers to the Biblical concept in Psalm 1 v2-3, that God’s people will be like trees planted by the water side, with roots that are strong and deep in knowledge and wisdom which comes from God. Like great trees, well watered, “we shall not be moved”.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
Knowledge – Wisdom – Resilience – Compassion
Our four school values represent four different characteristics which are each pivotal in the development of young people. They are also sequential in the development of character as small children grow into young adults.
Starting with knowledge about themselves and their world at the youngest years of education, students grow into wisdom as they begin to integrate knowledge with their experiences of the world and in particular their relationships. They move from what they know, to how and why they know.
Such wisdom will assist them to become resilient; with the ability to make mistakes and learn from them, the ability to persevere in difficult circumstances and to hold on to what is important and valuable about themselves in an ever-changing and challenging world.
As resilient young people they then reach out to others in compassion as they take up roles as leaders, facilitators, mentors and guides to others in their families, their work-life, their communities and their world.
The Cross is at the centre of all we do. We prosper because we meditate on His word and are planted by His streams of living water.
The sailing motif hints at our connection to the water as well as our value of resilience as, like a sailing ship, we have been created to get back up when knocked over.