Vision and Values

Our vision is that every student develops the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to positively contribute to the global community as a responsible and caring citizen.

We encourage students to ‘strive for excellence’ – to achieve more than is required or expected academically, vocationally, socially and personally.

Our values are shown through year level themes:

  • Year 7 Teamwork – Working together to achieve shared aspirational goals.
  • Year 8 Respect – Treat others with consideration and regard and be respectful of the rules within a community
  • Year 9 – Appreciation – Be generous in actions and words towards everyone who contributes to our world
  • Year 10 – Leadership – Accept that we all have a role to play in modelling, contributing and serving others.

We are committed to embedding our values as habits so that they become observable attributes:

  • Readiness
  • Resourcefulness
  • Resilience
  • Reflectiveness
  • Reciprocity

Bendigo South East College is committed to the principles of a liberal democracy.

  • We believe in an accountable, democratically elected government.
  • We respect and observe the rule of law, and believe that no person is above the law.
  • We believe in equal rights for all before the law, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender or other attributes.
  • We believe not only in freedom of religion, but also the need to practice tolerance and understanding of others’ beliefs.
  • We believe in the value of freedom of speech and freedom of association, but also acknowledge that we have the responsibility not to abuse this freedom.
  • We believe in the values of openness and tolerance, and value and respect all members of the school community regardless of background.