Learning Communities

During Semester 1 2015, the students worked collaboratively in their Learning Communities to decide on a Famous Australian that had demonstrated their Learning Community’s College Value to name their Learning Community after.

From the start of Semester 2 2015, the Learning Communities are known as:

Global Citizenship defines a person who places their identity with a “Global Community” above their identity as a citizen of a particular nation.
Caroline Chisholm demonstrated Global Citizenship though her humanitarian work in the 19th Century and her involvement with female immigrant welfare in Australia.

Creativity is defined as the use of imagination to create something.
Howard Florey demonstrated creativity by playing a role in the development of penicillin. He shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1945.

Inclusion is defined as the action of including or of being included within a group.
Saint Mary MacKillop demonstrated inclusion by establishing a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia, with an emphasis on education for the rural poor.

Respect is defined as having due regard for someone’s feelings, wishes, or rights.
Sir John Monash demonstrated respect by promoting the concept of the commander’s duty to ensure the safety and well-being of his troops. He respected his troops and made sure that his troops received hot meals on the front line during the Battle of Harmel.

Excellence is defined as a quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards.
Banjo Paterson demonstrated excellence through his poetry. Examples of his poems are Waltzing Matilda and the Man from Snowy River, which are still remembered today, over 100 years later.

Critical Thinking is defined as the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgement.
Charles Perkins demonstrated critical thinking through his activism by protesting against discrimination against Aboriginal people.