The purpose of this policy is to outline the values of our school community and explain the vision, mission and objectives of our school.


To provide a supportive and dynamic learning environment that challenges all members of the college community to perform to their personal best. We will promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance, understanding and cooperation. This will enable our students to thrive in a diverse and changing world. 


Western Port Secondary College is a caring community where students are encouraged to reach their full potential and become successful citizens.

Working together we aim to build a community of responsible and resilient learners who strive to achieve academically, creatively and socially.

Core Values

The four core values for Western Port Secondary College are:

  • Community
  • Achievement
  • Respect
  • Engagement.

The programs and teaching Western Port Secondary College support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

  • elected government
  • the rule of law
  • equal rights for all before the law
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech and association
  • the values of openness and tolerance.

To celebrate and embed our Statement of Values and Philosophy in our school community, we

  • appoint leadership captains at all year levels for our core values
  • provide awards and recognition for students who actively demonstrate the values
  • discuss our values with students in the classroom, meetings and assemblies.