At Northshore, we strive for so much more than just academic education. Each student is an important individual that needs attention, care and direction. To achieve an exceptional standard of Christian education, we are guided by our mission, vision, transformational pillars and values. These statements have been carefully prepared so that we can ensure, as a school, we are working together towards our purpose for the best outcomes for our students. We want every student that attends our school to flourish in learning, life and faith.
Together, our Mission is to empower and equip our community of students, parents and teachers so that they may flourish.
Together, our Vision is to be a Christ-centred school that empowers and equips our community to serve others and experience life in all of its fullness.
Four Transformational Themes
These transformational themes provide opportunities to reinforce our values through character development:
- Find our place in God’s story
- Strive to be more Christ-like
- Show love and compassion to others
- Grow in wisdom
Truth – Wisdom – Courage – 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 the knowledge of truth about themselves and their world even in 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 have courage. This courage builds their ability to make mistakes and learn from them, to persevere in difficult circumstances and to hold on to what is important and valuable about themselves. This is especially important in our 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 the world.
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.
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.