Values Education

The National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century recognise that, “Australia’s future depends upon each citizen having the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and values for a productive and rewarding life in an educated, just and open society.”  VCC’s Values Education Program, focuses on Eight Core Values, which are explored from a Biblical perspective, with one value covered per term across a two year cycle. The College Values are: Identity, Compassion, Faith, Excellence, Leadership, Diligence, Respect and Hope.

Identity

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous, how well I know it. Psalm 139:14 NLT

Compassion

Show mercy to others. Be kind, humble, gentle, and patient. Don’t be angry with each other, but forgive each other. If you feel someone has wronged you, forgive them. Forgive others because the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:12-13 ERV

Faith 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV

Excellence

In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people. Colossians 3:23 EXB

Leadership

God has shown you His grace in many different ways. So be good servants and use whatever gift He has given you in a way that will best serve each other. 1 Peter 4:10 ERV

Diligence

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 2 Peter 1:5-7 NKJV

Respect

Show respect for everyone. Love Christians everywhere. Fear God and honor the government. 1 Peter 2:17 TLB

Hope 

“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV