"Inspirational Teaching...Inspired Learning"
Our vision espouses the true purpose of any school...to provide teaching that will inspire in our students a love of learning.
Values are determined by the beliefs we hold. They are the ideas about what we feel is important in life. We express our values in the way we think and act. Below are the shared values which student, parent and staff representatives have identified as being vital in the operations and goals of our College. These values are at the core of all our decision-making.
Integrity - At all times, we will be honest and open with ourselves and others, taking personal responsibility and accepting the consequences of our actions. We will honour our commitments.
Nurture - Education is a nurturing process. We all need encouragement and a positive and dynamic environment in which we can achieve to our potential.
Success - We can all achieve our potential. Success is measured differently for each of us, but we can only experience success by "having a go".
Pride - We show pride in ourselves, our achievements and the achievements of others, our environment and our community.
Independence - We strive to be independent learners. By developing independence, we will have the confidence to demonstrate initiative and be enterprising in our approaches to life's challenges.
Respect - We will treat all people in our community with respect and show compassion and understanding for all. We will strive to work co-operatively while respecting difference and valuing other people.
Empowerment - Education is empowering. To confidently address our chosen life and community roles, we need the empowerment that comes through appropriate skills and training.
Our purpose: Success!! EVERY Student...EVERY Day!!
Our statement of purpose acknowledges the importance of success in creating a love of learning for each student. For our students, success comes in academic pursuits, on the sporting fields, in cultural endeavours and in vocational opportunities and is different for each of our students. Our job as teachers is to help every student move closer towards their own success goals in every class, every day.
The design of our logo came about as a result of a competition held in 2001 with local primary school students. Michael Bishop, a Greenbank State School student, and now a Flagstone State Community College Alumni, won the competition.
The logo is a shield divided into four quadrants, each depicting a feature the community regarded as important in the developing character of our new College.
The top left quadrant show an open book which reflects learning, our core business.
The top right corner shows a rising sun which signifies a dawn and suggests the newness of our College as well as new ideas.
The bottom left quadrant depicts our country and its place in the global community which suggests the importance of ensuring our students engage with a global economy.
The bottom right quadrant depicts people, our community and is a reminder of the important role our College plays in educating not only our students, but the wider community.