Excellence in learning; Christianity in living.
Educating students to develop and excel in their God-given gifts and talents, according to His Word and purpose.
Our Core Values
Compassion, Integrity, Honour
In partnership with our parent community, the Whangarei Christian Education Trust (WCET), and the NZ Christian Proprietors Trust (NZCPT) we want to develop Excellere College as a model of learning excellence and be a lighthouse for Christian education in Whangarei and beyond.
We have developed four aspects, which guide us as a school:
The Promise (Learning Culture: Kingdom) To develop a sense of God’s purpose for our lives.
Excellere College must provide excellent academic achievement within a supportive Christian environment. This requires a commitment towards a learning philosophy which is inclusive, authentic, and owned by all. The goal is to equip a young person to be able to follow their own passion and use their gifts, in a learning environment that illustrates God’s purpose in the world. Strong staff professionalism and a supportive community will provide a solid base for further development of the school as a major community of learning.
Relationship (Personnel: Jesus Christ) To develop a sense of God’s love for us.
People are the most important resource of any school. A strong collaborative team culture which empowers individuals in their gifts must be developed. This will be achieved through outstanding teaching practice and continuous professional improvement. Staff must also be provided with opportunities to grow personally in their own Faith, which is a witness to our students. If we want our students to be more like Jesus when they leave, then our staff must be more like Jesus in order to teach them.
Guidance (Systems: Holy Spirit) To develop a sense of God’s plan through history.
Environment has an affect on learning, and we must continue to explore opportunities to improve the physical, social and virtual environments we provide at Excellere College. This would involve considering how to best develop flexible, collaborative learning spaces, connect with student voice, and engage with useful technology. We need to look at the ‘big picture’ of our current systems and continuously seek to provide an environment that is receptive to the learning needs of our students.
Wisdom (Foundations: Scripture) To develop a sense of God’s Grace.
Excellence must be the standard at Excellere College. This will be based on a learning curriculum that has its foundations in Scripture and encourages curiosity, uses authentic experiences and is research-influenced. It must be engaging and challenging for the learner, and teacher. We must continue to seek the integration of our special character, values, and future-oriented learning contexts, and to challenge the embedded reality of the ‘world’ from a Christian worldview.