About St Ursula’s
We declare that the mission of St Ursula’s College is to continue the mission of Jesus, living and proclaiming the Gospel values to all people, especially in our school community, with fidelity, joy and enthusiasm.
Our mission demands that we create an environment where the Gospel values – both in daily living and in the learning situation – can be critically examined, clearly understood and responsibly acted upon.
This demands serious and courageous involvement in the field of education and in the practice of justice in our efforts to transform the world.
In striving to live out the College motto, ‘PERFICE GRESSUS MEOS’ (Perfect My Steps), St Ursula’s College values:
We seek to make students aware of the rich Catholic heritage, nurturing this as the source of Catholic Identity and living. We strive to build upon the faith and commitment of the Presentation Sisters who founded the College by providing Religious Education and experiences of prayer, liturgy and social action that make the faith dimension of this College life-giving and relevant.
We believe in the dignity of each person and encourage all to treat others with consideration and courtesy, acknowledging the value of other viewpoints and life experiences. We strive to ensure that all members of the college community are treated with fairness and equity.
We believe that each human being is endowed with individual gifts that deserve recognition and development. We strive to promote an environment where all are encouraged and enabled to develop their potential, achieve their best and experience success according to personal capabilities and circumstances.
We believe we have a responsibility for the well-being of others in and beyond our community, particularly those who are suffering or vulnerable. We strive to develop a sense of concern for others and a spirit of service so that this concern is expressed and enacted.
We believe that a Christian community is inclusive. We strive to develop a sense of welcome and an acceptance of others such that all in the community are inspired to demonstrate a willingness to share their talents and cultures to enhance life for all. We promote and model reconciliation and strive to restore relationships when conflict or division occur.
We value all of creation and the interconnectedness of life. We strive to develop a sense of appreciation for our physical environment and personal resources. We promote good stewardship and social responsibility rather than a focus on material possessions.
In carrying on the tradition and values of the Presentation Sisters, and in collaboration with Mercy Partners, St Ursula’s College has a particular commitment to:
- Religious Education and Faith Formation
- the promotion of, and education for, justice,
- the development of leadership ability,
- encouraging students to strive to do and be their best,
- preparing students to participate responsibly in society.