Message to Parents and Students
- Friday, 04 April 2014 10:02
Message to Parents The Christian education program of Macquarie College is viewed as an extension of your work as parents/guardians in the home; consequently, it is imperative that you view the relationship with staff as a partnership designed to promote the growth and maturity of your children. It is assumed, therefore, that you will attend College functions and encourage your children to uphold the Christian values and standards of the College at all times. If concerns arise at any time, you are urged to communicate immediately with the Head of the Junior or Senior School.
Message to Students Macquarie College is a school which places high value on each of you as young people. We are committed to your learning and education and importantly, to you as a young person who has unique gifts and a capacity to contribute significantly to the College community and ultimately to society as a whole. We want to encourage you in this journey and undertake to place your well-being at the forefront of all our efforts. Similarly, if you are to gain the most from your Macquarie College experience, it is important for you to apply yourself diligently and conscientiously to your study as well as to join in as many of the extra-curricular activities as you can.
Grasp the opportunities given to you and seek to return as much to others. Moreover, it is our hope that in growing in your relationship with God, you will reflect His values in your decisions and demonstrate a caring concern for all those you encounter in your life.
Vision and Mission
- Wednesday, 12 March 2014 01:19
Macquarie College is a centre of Christian education which promotes the holistic development of young people. We aim to optimise the learning potential of all students while building a community of faith which seeks to know, experience and share Jesus Christ.
The educational program offered at Macquarie College is based on a Seventh-day Adventist Christian worldview and more specifically the following philosophical pre-suppositions:
[li]God is recognised as the personal Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer of mankind and therefore the Source of all life, knowledge, wisdom and truth. [/li][li]God cannot be known by unaided human reason, but has revealed Himself, His nature and purposes through divine revelation. It is recognised that the Bible contains a special revelation of the divine will and thus constitutes the guiding principle in the College’s educational philosophy. [/li][li]The standard of ethical behaviour is based upon the moral laws of God and His character of love and leads to a commitment of unselfish and loving concern for all people. [/li][li]Beauty and creativity, although marred by the effects of sin, still reflect the handiwork of a Creator-God. [/li][li]Each person finds ultimate fulfilment through their relationship with God, other people and the environment.[/li][/list]
Therefore, the general purpose of the educational effort of the College is to provide a learning environment which enables each student:
[list special-4][li]to grow in his/her relationship with Christ through love, trust and fellowship[/li][li]to grow in self-acceptance and understanding of oneself[/li][li]to be accepting, tolerant and respectful of others and their needs[/li][li]to profit spiritually, intellectually, aesthetically and practically from the natural world while acknowledging a responsibility for the care and protection of its resources and beauties.[/li][/list]
In the light of its Educational Philosophy, the College gives priority to the following values:
|[li]Spiritual Life[/li] ||[li]Respect[/li] ||[li]Scholarship[/li] ||[li]Faith and Hope[/li] |
|[li]Responsibility[/li] ||[li]Excellence[/li] ||[li]Service[/li] ||[li]Loyalty[/li] |
|[li]Optimism[/li] ||[li]Morality[/li] ||[li]Compassion[/li] ||[li]Leadership[/li] |
|[li]Diversity[/li] ||[li]Integrity[/li] ||[li]Partnership[/li] || |