Our Vision and Values

Essendon School: Encouraging everyone’s light to shine (Matthew 5:16)


Our Vision: The Essendon Way

Essendon School strives to be a caring and inclusive Christian community which values each individual and encourages their light to shine in spirit, mind and body.


Our Values

To achieve our vision of the Essendon Way, we teach the Essendon Values. Based upon the prime Christian value of love, the five Essendon Values are:


  • Love yourself

  • Love others

  • Love God

  • Love learning

  • Love the world you live in


The five Essendon Values support our teaching of broader Christian values, which, inspired by our motto, we call our guiding lights.


These values lay the foundations for the achievement of our curriculum intentions. The diagram below shows how they fit together. For further information about our curriculum, click here.

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