Vision, Purpose and Values

Our Motto

Christus Pastor MeusChrist is my Shepherd

The College motto, Christ is My Shepherd, reflects a strong emphasis on pastoral care, evidenced by feedback from students and parents that students feel happy and safe.

Christus – In the Catholic School the message of Christ is central and the foundation of Catholic Education.

Pastor – Qualities such as love, trust, strength, security, compassion, friendship, warmth and acceptance are the type of qualities we aim to instil into our students.

Meus – A focus on the good that is in each and every one of us which means we must be committed to the needs and care of each individual all of the time.

Our Vision

 Students Reaching their Greatest Potential

We recognize each child is unique, and we are committed to nurturing the personal excellence of each and every learner, regardless of their learning ability. The College always maintains a focus on providing the best support for the intellectual development of every learner so each has the best possible chance to excel personally.

 Our vision is therefore to help our students reach their greatest potential.

We value diversity and the challenge to meet every child where they are at in their spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual development. We take a holistic approach to the development of our students, combining excellence in teaching and learning with strong pastoral care in a Christian learning environment that is faithful to a Catholic heritage. We foster in our young people the desire to know more, see more and be more in line with our Catholic values. Our College provides opportunities for students to learn and grow in a variety of settings so that they may become active and productive participants in society. We wish our students to live faith-filled and Christ-centred lives with compassion for others and a sense of social justice based on real world learning. We nurture our students to show mercy to others, promote justice and serve those in need as a demonstration of their Christian faith. Our contemporary Catholic environment is one that recognises the signs of the times.

Our students are encouraged to seek Christ in their personal and communal lives, to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic tradition, grow in their faith and seek opportunities to put their faith into action.

Our Purpose

Prendiville Catholic College is a contemporary Catholic secondary, co-educational College which provides a challenging education in an attractive environment. We will foster in young people the desire to know more, see more and “be” more. Ours will be an education that seeks Christ in our personal and communal lives.

Our purpose or mission is met by providing a curriculum that is driven by contemporary pedagogy delivered in a 21st Century Learning Environment that creates lifelong, independent learners with the ability to think critically. We offer a curriculum which:

– Meets individual needs and is inclusive of a variety of learning styles

– Maximises the benefits of modern technology and learning spaces

– Empowers students to become independent learners

– Encourages students who show initiative and ingenuity

– Inspires students who aspire to do their best and take pride in their achievements

– Integrates Catholic teaching and Christian values with the experiences of life

– Contains a balance of values, knowledge and skills

– Addresses justice and equity issues in our curriculum

– Takes full advantage of our coastal location and connectivity to the wider community.

Our Values

 We encourage all members of the College community to uphold the following values:

 – Taking pride in oneself, pride in the College and pride in the achievements of others

– Living with integrity

– Displaying a sense of justice and service towards others

– Respect, tolerance, acceptance, forgiveness and compassion for others

– Aspiring to personal excellence

– Contributing to the College community

– Diversity of gender, physical or mental ability, culture and background is a strength to be respected

In 2015, the College introduced Spirit of Prendiville medallions and the Redmond Prendiville Award.

These awards recognise Year 12 students who:

– Display pride in being a student of the College (serve)

– Display outstanding integrity, service and dependability (lead)

– Enrich the lives of others and

– Are a positive influence on our College community (inspire)

Each of our Houses has a specific value that it focuses on:

 – Brigid – Compassion: St. Brigid was a woman of rare ability, strength and kindness, was an early feminist and was known for her hospitality and her generosity to the poor.

 – Chisholm – Inclusion: Caroline Chisholm was a woman of vision, selflessness and perseverance who instilled in those around her a sense of equality, self-respect and generosity.

 – Francis – Stewardship: St. Francis of Assisi viewed all of God’s creatures as his brothers and sisters; his story is one of humility, stewardship of the earth and demonstrating a preference for the poor and the sick.

 – McAuley – Service: Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy to educate the poor, visit the sick and serve people in need; she had a close connection with the development of education in Western Australia and the provision of services for the needy.

Romero – Liberation: Bishop Oscar Romero spoke out against corruption, the lack of democracy and human rights violations in El Salvador.

 – Salvado – Outreach: Bishop Dom Salvado arrived in Australia with a vision to live and learn from the Indigenous people of the country at the same time as spreading the values of the Gospels.

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