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Mission and values

Introduction

Varsity College is a proud state co-educational school for students from Prep to Year 12. It was established in 2001 and is now Queensland’s largest school set across two campuses.

Varsity College is a modern and dynamic school uniquely located within a central business and technology hub close to Bond University on the Gold Coast. These aspects create a rich learning environment with an unprecedented range and wealth of opportunities for students.

To continue to nurture our students’ potential and thrive as an organisation, we must be clear in our focus and have an eye on the future. This statement outlines the long-term destination for Varsity College and provides us with a roadmap for continued improvement and success.

Our statement of purpose

The Varsity College mission is enduring and declares our purpose as a school.

To nurture the learning of bright and aspiring young people who have the capability, confidence and opportunity to follow their dreams. 

…Dare to dream… 

Our Vision

Varsity College is committed to being a leader in educational innovation, collaboration and achievement, through:

  • modern facilities and technology which expand opportunities for learning
    including one-to-one laptops for secondary students and advanced digital learning opportunities
  • unprecedented depth and breadth in learning programs and pathways
    an integrated primary and middle years curriculum; leading Year 7 into high school as part of the dedicated middle school program; expansive senior learning courses, including broad curriculum electives, opportunities for university entrance through OP and direct entry pathways; delivery of accredited training courses up to diploma level
  • expansive links within the broader business and education sector
    creating far-reaching opportunities for students’ learning and future work prospects
  • a strong international education perspective
    with a formal Chinese Immersion program from Years 5 to 10 and an international student program
  • a robust culture of professional excellence and continual learning
    a dynamic learning environment for staff and students
  • leadership - locally, nationally and internationally
    fostering a sense of community and contribution; enabling our students  to demonstrate their skills and draw on the great opportunities available within  the local community and more broadly

Our Values

Varsity College has a balanced philosophy which places an emphasis on putting students first and maximising their potential around four pillars of success – academic excellence, performing arts, sporting excellence and community involvement. The four sub-schools   generate a supportive environment appropriate for different stages of development. This enables all children to learn with confidence and encourage the development of values that will apply to all aspects of life beyond school.

At Varsity College, a strong values framework guides our actions and relationships in the pursuit of providing the best environment for learning and interacting with each other. It is based on an embedded TRAKS model which features strongly on our middle and senior campus, encouraging Tolerance, Respect, Acceptance, Kindness and Support in all that we do.

The College also implements the Leader in Me philosophy embedding the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people into the culture, traditions and language used by students, teachers and parents across the P-6 campus. This demonstrates our values in action with our leadership vision captured below.

We will inspire others.

We are unique and can achieve greatness.

Together we lead and are the voice of the future...Dare to Dream