Como Secondary College is a school with a shared vision for a better future. All members of the school community are encouraged to develop their own personal visions of excellence which respect individual differences and the collective needs of the society and the environment.
Como's students should seek knowledge and understanding, develop skills and learn to love what is right, what is true and what is beautiful. They must keep the flame of freedom alive in their souls to enable them to reach individual fulfillment whilst serving the greater community.
Three key values will drive the College forward.
· CARE - To have care and respect for self, the community and the environment.
· INQUIRY - To ask difficult questions and search for the elusive answers which will lead to understanding.
· EMPOWERMENT - To use the knowledge of our strengths to shape our future.
Teachers at Como are committed to students and their learning. They are enthusiastic and active members of the professional and wider community who enjoy the company of young people and value the insight and experiences their students bring to class.
As responsible and accomplished experts in their field, Como teachers:
· critically reflect on their practice and demonstrate their commitment to life long learning;
· provide a supportive class environment;
· recognise and build on students' individual and social differences;
· value and promote intellectual quality;
· construct a relevant and connected curriculum;
· share and access ideas, information and resources to improve student learning;
Teachers are committed to quality communication with parents and caregivers to ensure their policies and practices are understood.
All of these qualities contribute significantly to inspire students and equip them with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to become responsible, critical, tolerant and ethical citizens.
Como students are charged with the responsibility:
To be the best they can be.
They must seek knowledge and understanding and develop a broad range of skills.
Through knowing what is right, knowing what is truth, and knowing what is beautiful, they will be empowered through realizing their own personal vision for the future.
This in turn will enhance their own quality of life and ensure that they can participate and contribute as responsible, critical, tolerant and ethical members of the wider community.
Parents and caregivers are vital participants in the shared vision of Como Secondary College.
Many parents are productively engaged in the work of the school and positively support the wide range of programs which include national and overseas tours and school involvement in carnivals and competitions.
As committed parents they regularly take the time to listen and talk with their children, supporting them with the provision of a set time and quiet place for homework, and they keep involved with the learning progress of their children.
Parents and teachers form the team which is dedicated to helping children become knowledgeable, responsible and articulate men and women who can make important contributions to strengthening our democratic society.