At Penrhos College we have developed a set of core shared values to define the very essence of who we are, what we believe and stand for as staff, as students, and as a community. Values are commonly defined as intangible, deeply held beliefs that guide our actions and interactions. These values bind us together with a common focus and support everything we do.
As a school of the Uniting Church, and inspired by the motto “Strive for the Highest”, Penrhos College aims to provide an environment conducive to the establishment and nurturing of Christian faith and the adoption of sound moral and ethical values. With both these points in mind, we are committed to the following set of core shared values, as developed by members of our staff.
In developing our statement of core shared values, we are particularly compelled by the universal and timeless appeal of ‘Respect’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Empathy’. These are self evident values that strike a chord with each of us as human beings. The remaining values of ‘Knowledge’, ‘Growth’ and ‘Synergy’ resolve to mark our uniqueness. They define us as ‘Penrhos College’ and serve to remind us of our very reason for existence, the premise on which we base our educational framework and the partnerships created at the heart of our success.
Our purpose is clear – To inspire girls to become extraordinary women.
This notion of ‘extraordinary’ means helping each girl to be the best she can be given her unique gifts, talents and passions. It is based on a sense of her making a meaningful contribution to the world, at whatever level and in whatever unique way she can. The notion ‘to inspire’ means to ‘breathe life into’ – to provide opportunities for her to achieve her goals.
To learn more please download our Strategic Directions document.