Vision For Learning
Vision for Learning – Shine through Discovery
“To live is to change, to be perfect is to have changed often”ST JOHN HENRY NEWMAN
Our Vision for Learning, Shine through Discovery – Let your light shine (Matthew 5:16) inspires our faith and learning community to Challenge, Collaborate, Create and Celebrate who we are and what we seek to achieve. Marcellin Champagnat’s vision for educators in Marist schools includes:
At Newman College we promote and embrace an holistic education which encompasses academic studies, culture, service, sport and spiritual development. Each of these pursuits is individually important however collectively they have the power to develop your child’s spirit and strength of character: his/her heart and soul.
Love of Work113, In the Footsteps of Marcellin Champagnat p.46
At Newman College we continually challenge ourselves to boldly embark on a learning pathway of discovery beyond the classroom to contribute to and become agents of change in the world.
In an ever-changing society, people need the skills, experience, knowledge and confidence to face all of life’s challenges in order to become resilient learners who are willing to take risks to achieve their goals.
Family Spirit108, In the Footsteps of Marcellin Champagnat p.45
Wherever we are, then, we undertake to build community among all associated with each of our institution and activities, including those who work alongside us, the young in our care and their families. Each person should feel at home among us. A warmth of welcome, acceptance and
belonging should prevail where everyone has a sense of being valued, believed in, regardless of their role or their social setting.
An Educational Process Enlightened by Faith135, In the Footsteps of Marcellin Champagnat p.50
Through fostering participation and creativity in the learning process, we assist students to gain in self-confidence. We try not only to develop their knowledge and competence, but to lead them to learn how to work and research together, how to communicate effectively with others and to accept responsibility in projects.
Presence99, In the Footsteps of Marcellin Champagnat p.43
We educate above all through being present to young people in ways that show that we care for them personally. We make time for them beyond merely professional contacts, getting to know each one
individually. Personally, and together as a group of adults, we seek to establish relationships with them, founded on love, which create a climate for learning in an educational setting, for passing on values, and for personal growth.