Our Guiding Principles
At Cathedral College Wangaratta we aim to:
- give a broad-based education, acknowledging that the prime purpose of education is learning, and learning is a discipline;
- recognise the worth, dignity and capacity of each member of the school community;
- help each student recognise and foster their individual strengths;
- develop the practice of constructive, reflective and critical thinking;
- assist students to learn by providing opportunities for them to question, explore choices, create, solve problems, make decisions and pursue knowledge;
- encourage high standards in all aspects of school life, at all times;
- encourage students to make informed choices about their futures;
- provide opportunities to develop leadership, tolerance and teamwork;
- develop in each student a confident, positive, caring and enthusiastic attitude to life by offering opportunities for spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and physical development;
- enable teachers to find professional fulfilment in their work, through appropriate responsibilities, through sharing of ideas and through a proper concern for career development;
- encourage parents to share in the aims, participate in the life and consider the College as an extension of their own nurturing families.
Cathedral College Wangaratta is an outstanding Christian school in the Anglican tradition which:
- provides an enjoyable and stimulating learning environment;
- offers educational programs of excellence;
- builds a sense of community within which each individual is valued;
- develops patterns of self-discipline;
- fosters Christian values and virtues, encouraging service to others;
- encourages students to respect the traditions of the past; seek out a personal faith for the present and embrace the future with confidence and hope.
Cathedral College Wangaratta is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance of child abuse. Our Child Safe policy outlines the specific policies, procedures and training that support children, staff and volunteers. We are working with children, families, staff and volunteers to ensure everyone knows what to do and who to tell if they notice inappropriate behaviour, observe abuse or are a victim.
See our Child Safe Policy (below) for more information about the practices and procedures we have in place to protect the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
Working with Children Check
The Working with Children Check helps protect children from physical and sexual harm. It does this by screening people’s criminal records and professional conduct, and by preventing those who pose an unjustifiable risk to children from working with or caring for them.
All adults engaged in child-related work at Cathedral College Wangaratta including contractors and volunteers, are required to hold a Working with Children Check and to provide evidence of this Check to the College. The College will maintain a Working with Children Register; please nominate Cathedral College Wangaratta as an organisation that you volunteer with. To find out whether you need to apply for this Check please download the attached PDF below or follow the link to the Working with Children Check website.