Our school motto, Live Fully Act Justly, makes two distinct claims on us as a Catholic school. It invites us to recognise and appreciate the ‘fullness of life’ that the College community enjoys.

College Mission Statement

Our students are vital, enthusiastic young people, who are connected to families who are genuinely interested in them, and parishes which have nurtured their minds and spirits.

Connection to the Federation of Catholic Regional College means we enjoy the collegial support of others to whom we are connected in story and practice. We have access not only to resources and materials but to the wisdom, encouragement and support of others who share our mission.

The facilities, those in existence and those planned for, provide us with the means of incorporating the latest in educational theory and technology. This opens us to possibilities which are exciting and new.

The staff who choose to work at Catholic Regional College Caroline Springs are skilled professionals. In choosing to work at a new Catholic College, the staff make a strong commitment to hard work and shared responsibility.

We are indeed privileged.

However, our claim to be a school community which acts justly challenges us to never take for granted what we enjoy.

We are called to ensure that our day to day contact reflects our commitment to be just to ourselves and to others. We are to seek actively for others what we ourselves experience; to share what we have, to question why others live without in a world which has enough for all, and to challenge structures and beliefs which work to keep people in poverty and oppression. Moreover, we are called to guard against complacency and comfort which can mask the call for us to do what is right and good and holy.

In striving to live fully and act justly, we commit ourselves to being a community which builds on four pillars.

The Four Pillars

Learning

in all forms, styles and situations, formal and informal, mutual and collegial


Stewardship

of all in and of God’s creation: self, others and the world


Compassion

which, guided by respect, moves us to action

Prayer

as a way of living and knowing.

Our Mission

In all we do, say and are, our mission and privilege is to invite all in our community into a life lived in relationship with the God we proclaim and seek, in a world which awaits the fullness of God’s love.

College Philosophy

Our school motto, Live Fully, Act Justly, makes two distinct claims on us as a Catholic school and invites us to recognise and appreciate the ‘fullness of life’ that the College community enjoys.

Our students are enthusiastic young people connected to their families who are genuinely interested in their wellbeing, and are connected to their parishes which have nurtured their minds and spirituality.

Connection to the Federation of Catholic Regional College means we enjoy the collegial support of others with whom we share our story and practice. We have access not only to resources and materials but to the wisdom, encouragement and support of others who share our mission. The facilities, those in existence and those planned for, provide us with the means of incorporating the latest in educational theory and technology. This opens us to possibilities, which are exciting and new.

Our claim to be a school community, which acts justly, challenges us to never take for granted what we enjoy.

We are called to ensure that our day-to-day contact reflects our commitment to be just to ourselves and to others. We are to seek actively for others what we ourselves experience; to share what we have, to question why others live without in a world which has enough for all, and to challenge structures and beliefs which work to keep people in poverty and oppression. Moreover, we are called to guard against complacency and comfort which can mask the call for us to do what is right and good and holy. In striving to live fully and act justly, we commit ourselves to being a community which builds on four cornerstones.

Learning: in all forms, styles and situations - formal and informal, mutual and collegial

Stewardship: of all in and of God’s creation - self, others and the world

Compassion: which, guided by respect, moves us to action

Prayer: as a way of living and knowing

In all we do, say and are, our mission and privilege is to invite all in our community into a life lived in relationship with the God we proclaim and seek, in a world which awaits the fullness of God’s love.

Our motto, Live Fully, Act Justly, urges students to take every opportunity to make the most of what life has to offer, to strive to be their very best and, in doing so, to remember to be just to themselves and to others. We ensure that the curriculum and programmes offered at the College also reflect the values embedded in our motto. A student-centred approach to learning that ensures that all students are given every opportunity to reach their potential is the basis of our rich, diverse and faith-centred learning environment.

The college lives out its mission statement through the daily actions of all staff and students and is mindful of our Catholic ethos.

Democratic Principles

Australian democratic principles and practice.

This standard is as follows:

The programs of, and teaching in, a school must support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

  • elected Government;
  • the rule of law;
  • equal rights for all before the law;
  • freedom of religion;
  • freedom of speech and association;
  • the values of openness and tolerance.

Catholic Regional College Caroline Springs is committed to the principles of Australian democracy.

  • We believe in an accountable, democratically elected government.
  • We respect and observe the rule of law and believe that no person is above the law.
  • We believe in equal rights for all before the law, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender or other attributes.
  • We believe in the freedom of religion, and also the need to practice tolerance and understanding of others' beliefs.
  • We believe in the value of freedom of speech and freedom of association, but also acknowledge that we have the responsibility not to abuse this freedom.
  • We believe in the values of openness, inclusion and tolerance, and value and respect all members of the school community regardless of background.