Integrity, Faith, Family
Many groups and organisations have a motto which highlights something motivational or particularly meaningful for that entity. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a motto as “a sentence, phrase, or word inscribed on something as appropriate to or revealing of its character or use.” This lead me to consider how our school motto relates to and reveals the character development of our students.
The motto at Kerang Christian College is "Integrity, Faith and Family."
We aim to graduate students from our school who will be guided or motivated by these values of Integrity, Faith and Family.
We trust that as our students grow as individuals their “moral compass” will develop, their faith will become stronger, and their sense and appreciation for family will be greater.
Proverbs 22:6 (KJV) states, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
We aim to teach and guide our students to act with integrity, to be an honest person, one who knows right from wrong and who has the inner strength to stand for that which is right, good or just.
Integrity is a character trait. It has often been stated that integrity is the willingness to do what is right even when no one is looking. It is the “moral compass”—the inner voice; the voice of self–control.
One definition of integrity states that integrity is the ability to hold together and properly regulate all of the elements of a personality. A person of integrity can control impulses and desires.
As a Christian community, we acknowledge that a person of integrity is wholesome, pure, complete and one with uncompromising honesty. Our greatest example is Christ.
Within a Christian context, we aim to nurture the growth and development of the whole person – intellectually, physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially. We believe that this growth should be firmly based on the student’s growing personal relationship with God and other people.
At Kerang Christian College, our Christian faith is central to the educational experience we offer our students. Christian values are woven into our curriculum to encourage students to build their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our school is blessed to have a family atmosphere where students benefit from a close knit school community and caring staff. Students are part of their family, the family of God and the family of our school community.
At Kerang Christian College, we work in close partnership with our parents and value the role of family and acknowledge parents as the primary educators of their children.
We aim to promote a family inclusive environment that acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of our students and their unique gifts and talents.
We recognise that we are all members of God’s family and are called to “Love one another”.
I wish to encourage our students to think about Integrity, Faith and Family and what they can look like in a graduate from our Secondary School.
A Kerang Christian College student is known for their honesty, trustworthiness, loyalty, truthfulness, good manners, understanding, reliability and ethical behaviour.
A Kerang Christian College student welcomes and embraces all in sharing the Christian message, the spirit of love through example, compassion, hope and generosity. They demonstrate their faith by service to those members of the school and wider community who need assistance.
A Kerang Christian College student has respect for themselves and others. They understand that they are a member of a diverse community and take responsibility as a team member to care, support and cooperate with others.
Extract from Mr Michael Bond's Year 6 Graduation Principal's Address on the 30th November 2015