Mission and Values Statement

Mission Statement

Mission-and-Values-Statement

Notre Dame College is a Catholic co-educational secondary college located at Shepparton, in the Goulburn Valley. Built on Marist-Mercy traditions, we endeavour to provide a comprehensive and challenging educational experience for all students and staff in a faith-filled, pastoral community. Together with families, we strive to develop the full potential of each individual within a just and caring Christian community.

Values Statement

Faith

We seek to make students aware of our rich Catholic heritage and we nurture this as the source of our Catholic identity and living.

Spirituality

We endeavour to develop an active, living expression of Christian values in the individual lives of the students.

We commit ourselves to nurture spirituality in our College community so that a framework is provided for the living out of gospel values.

Tradition

We value the living tradition inherent in the Catholic story. We go forward with a sense of the work accomplished by our predecessors. We appreciate our identity and we strive to further build upon the faith and commitment of the Mercy and Marist congregations.

Excellence

We seek to promote an environment whereby students and staff are able to develop themselves to their fullest potential. We seek to provide a curriculum and structure whereby students can experience success according to their unique personal capabilities.

Development of the Whole Person

We believe in the nurturing of the individual as a whole person.  This entails spiritual, physical, psychological, social, aesthetic and emotional development within a caring environment.

Self-Esteem

We encourage every person within the Notre Dame College community to feel respected, loved and valued. We seek to provide opportunities for the interaction of all and for the promotion and development of talents and abilities.

Community

We recognise that Notre Dame College encompasses and involves students, staff, parents and the wider community and we encourage dialogue on all important matters. We believe that students should be critically aware of the community in which they live, and be encouraged to make a significant contribution to their world.

Justice

We strive to ensure that all members of the College community are treated with fairness, integrity and equality. We endeavour to nurture the values of Christian justice, compassion and reconciliation.

We strive to uphold the worth of every person, not only through affirmation of their achievements, but by encouraging awareness of the needs of others and by fostering respect, fairness and care in all our relationships, both within and without our College.

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