In 2001, School Council adopted 'Boys Educated to Know, to Do, to Live with Others and to Be' (UNESCO, 1996)* as Christ Church Grammar School’s Mission. The Mission encapsulates the energy, diversity and rigour of the School’s programme whilst highlighting the importance of community and the spiritual side of humanity. It is simple, all encompassing and engaging and, like our Motto, 'Deus Dux Doctrina Lux' (God is our leader, Learning is our light), underpins all that we do at Christ Church.
The School’s core values are underpinned by the teachings of the Anglican Church and support and reflect the Australian Government’s National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools (2005) and the shared values of the West Australian Curriculum Framework (1998). Our values give meaning and purpose to our lives. They guide us as we strive to achieve our Vision and our Mission.
- Care and Compassion
Care for self and others.
- Environmental Responsibility
Respect and concern for the natural and cultural environment.
Seek to accomplish something noteworthy and admirable individually and collectively, and perform at one’s best.
Enjoy all the rights and privileges of citizenship free from unnecessary interference or control, and stand up for the rights of others.
- Honesty and Trustworthiness
Be honest, sincere and seek the truth.
Act in accordance with principles of moral and ethical conduct, and ensure consistency between words and deeds.
Treat others with consideration and regard.
Be accountable for and in charge of one’s own actions - personal, social and civic.
- Social Justice
Be committed to the pursuit and protection of the common good where all persons are entitled to legal, social and economic fair treatment.
- Understanding and Inclusion
Be aware of others and their cultures, accept diversity and include others.
As an independent, Anglican Foundation school Christ Church Grammar School aims:
- to encourage boys to respect spiritual and moral values based on Christian faith and principles;
- to enable boys to grow in knowledge, skills and understanding;
- to create an environment - spiritual, intellectual, pastoral, creative and physical - in which each boy is purposefully involved, is encouraged in accordance with his needs and abilities to develop his special talents to the full and is provided with manifold opportunities to gain in confidence;
- to develop young men of integrity, social conscience, warmth and courage and to bring them to an awareness of their heritage and their vocation to serve God and others.
Deus Dux Doctrina Lux
God is our leader, Learning is our light
*International Commission on Education for the Twenty-First Century, UNESCO, 1996