MISSION & PHILOSOPHY
At Corpus Christi College, we have earned a strong reputation in the community for focussing on providing the very best education for young men and women since 1983. As a College that is visionary and prophetic, we focus on success, enabling our students to be independent and interdependent learners who are confident, resilient and committed to achieving their potential.
The College is not only forming young adults for the future in developing their academic knowledge, it also believes that an education should encompass the whole person by striving to nurture students socially, emotionally, making them spiritually aware and embracing their physical and cultural gifts.
‘We are a Catholic community committed to empowering every learner to serve and enrich our changing world". As a College that is visionary and prophetic, we focus on success, enabling our students to be independent and interdependent learners who are confident, resilient and committed to achieving their potential.’
Guided by our Christian beliefs, our values focus on:
Nurturing a living faith
Promoting justice and service to others
Striving for excellence in all that we do
Fostering joy in learning
Respecting the dignity of each person
Creating and maintaining a caring and inclusive College community.
Our fundamental Christian beliefs are:
Each human being is a unique creation made in God's image and therefore, possessing inherent dignity and worth
Education is about learning what it means to be human, and that in Jesus Christ we have a model we can follow
Education is a means of discovering a personal meaning in life, and a means of liberating and empowering individuals to take charge of their own lives, and contribute to the society in which they live
Education encourages the development of individuals by fostering a sense of their own worth, the value and dignity of human life, and of responsibility for and service to others
Education facilitates an integration of faith, life and culture.
The College Crest
The College Crest features a Celtic cross, surrounded by a circle. This cross symbolises the risen Christ - our source of joy and celebration. The white field symbolises the Eucharist, in which we celebrate the risen Christ and give thanks for the sacrifice of His life for us. The Eucharist is emphasised by the words CORPUS CHRISTI - Body of Christ.
The colour burgundy reminds us of the red wine consecrated in the Eucharistic celebration to become the Blood of Christ, a symbol of sacrifice and community celebration. The blue circle denotes the tranquillity of believing in and being saved by our resurrected Lord, present with us in the Eucharist. The colour blue also reminds us of the humanity of Christ through His Mother, Mary.
VISION FOR LEARNING
Our Vision for Learning - ‘Ignite the Spirit’ - challenges every learner in our community to seize their potential and push the boundaries of possibilities. There is a strong focus on developing confident, independent learners who are resilient and committed to serving others.
Igniting one’s spirit is a conscious decision that requires investment, energy and perseverance. It takes courage, trust and self-belief. The Vision for Learning rests on four principles:
Challenge | Connection | Creativity | Curiosity
The College operates as two sub-schools, the Middle School (Years 7 to 9) and the Senior School (Years 10 to 12) which serve the different learning needs of adolescents. The College is committed to providing a holistic, rigorous and global curriculum that seeks to create independent learners.
According to the learning philosophy developed by all stakeholders at the College, students who graduate from Corpus Christi College have been provided with educational programs that reflect development in eight learning attributes, which together, form the Corpus Christi College Learner Profile.
The Learner Profile is the College mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes applicable for the 21st century and our long-term vision of educating each child. The Learner Profile is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of students, parents and teachers uniting them in a common purpose. It describes a list of attributes that promote academic rigour and the establishing of a personal value system leading to a more moral and ethical, service oriented, peaceful and sustainable globalised approach. The College's pastoral care system maximises the opportunity for a graduating student to reflect these attributes.