Our Mission and Values
"Education is not simply about school. For most people in Australia, education begins within a family and community, and continues throughout life. Learning connects us with one another and with our world; and teaches us to become responsible citizens, locally and globally. Education assumes opportunities for knowledge and learning, encourages enthusiasm for teaching and invites each person to develop their full potential within the community."— Uniting Church in Australia (Charter for Education)
Our Guiding Principles
The following Strategic Imperatives provide a high-level narrative for articulating the values, philosophies and policies that define the essence of The Scots School Albury.
Consolidate our strengths: celebrate who we are - preserve our values, history and principles - and showcase through our actions how we support our young people and their teachers, and ultimately strengthen our community.
Transform our School: by balancing our traditional strengths with new, well-designed learning improvements, which translate into better outcomes for our students and the School’s wider community.
Create an innovative, collaborative and flourishing School: where personal health, wellbeing, growth and success can continue to flourish.
Inspire our School community: we will continue to make Scots an inspirational place for all. We will encourage and inspire students to think for themselves, to discover for themselves, and to work with their strengths, weaknesses and passions in real-world contexts.
Improve and sustain our future: Scots is committed to continually improving its physical environment, increasing the use of its facilities, future proofing its financial security, and adopting best practice governance policies and structures.
A Scots Student is:
Resilient: Students respond positively when things do not go as expected and adapt to changed circumstances. They have the capacity to tap into inner resources and reach out to external support.
Compassionate: Learners demonstrate empathy and concern for others without judging them. They understand the motivations and pressures which impact others and they have insight into their own emotions and behaviours.
Ethical: Learners think and act within an ethical framework and are confident to make decisions and be accountable.
Creative: Learners think beyond constraints and boundaries to connect ideas and envision a myriad of possibilities. They freely and fluently express ideas and thoughts through different mediums.
Curious: Learners inquire about the world and the life they live. They seek knowledge and challenges that transform learning and personal growth.
Resourceful: Learners develop inner resources and seek solutions to unknown problems. They are effective collaborators who build connections and value relationships.
Inclusive: Learners recognise their own strengths and needs and accept one another. They explore differences and diversity and contribute to healthy communities.
Courageous: Learners take risks for the right reasons and put aside self-interest where necessary. They identify opportunities and innovate for transformative change.
Articulate: Learners communicate confidently and fluently across a broad register of media, situations and audiences. They are active listeners and expressive speakers who exert positive influence.