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Statement of purpose

We, the staff of Bracken Ridge, believe that every child has the right to education, an 'Education for life' – one that not only teaches the basic skills of literacy and numeracy, but also provides for the maturing of the powers of reasoning, imagining, feeling and communicating. Responsibility for the total well being of the student is shared in this school. We accept that all people are individuals, possessing differing abilities, interests and values, and consequently, they deserve the flexibility necessary to experience success in a personal way. We must provide the opportunity for all students to maximise their potential, with an accent on quality.

Our purpose...

  • As a learning organisation we develop a community of life-long learners who aspire a high levels of personal development and achievement enabling them to participate effectively and enthusiastically in society.

is supported by valuing…

  • Mutual respect and tolerance among all school community members.
  • Personal commitment and accountability by all members of the school community in developing and maintaining our purpose.
  • Maximised student learning outcomes for all students.
  • Interpersonal relationships that are based on fair, reasonable and consistent behaviours and actions.
  • Collaborative decision making that involves all relevant stakeholders.

and accomplished by providing…

  • A safe, supportive, tolerant and disciplined environment.
  • A high quality curriculum which emphasises the successful acquisition of a broad range of general knowledge, skills and attitudes for all students to effectively operate in a global community.
  • A student focused, relevant, accessible and flexible learning environment supported by effective teaching.
  • Courses of study tailored to individual student pathways and facilitated by flexible and responsive school management practices and structures.
  • A shared community learning facility that engages students in the life of the community and the community in the life of the school.