Statement of Core Values


Burgmann Anglican School is one of three Diocesan Schools governed by Ordinances of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Goals and principles for these schools are contained in the Ethos Statement prepared by the Diocesan Schools Council. The school also has a covenant with the Gungahlin Anglican Church; that is, to proclaim the gospel of Christ to the school community. This covenant fits within the scope of the Ordinances. On these premises the school professes specific core values. These values apply to all parties within the total community: children, parents, staff and the Board. Each is expressed during the everyday life of the school.

The school is firmly based on the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ calls us to make a commitment to Him, to ideals, to achievement and to others in our own lives. As we continue on a path of life-long learning, God will grant us wisdom.

Our core values are summarised in our motto, Grace, Commitment, Wisdom:

Each of us was given GRACE according to the measure of Christ's gift (Ephesians 4:7)

COMMITMENT: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16);

Turn your ear to WISDOM and apply your hearts to understanding (Prov 2:2).

These three values form the foundation for the school. From this motto flow values that enable Burgmann to be a unique community, place of learning and place of work.

As a school we strongly believe in:

A Christ-centred CommunityA Christ-centred community built upon Christian relationships seen in care, respect, self-discipline, forgiveness and servanthood.
Individual needs
and gifts
People who are created by God as unique individuals with needs and gifts.
ExcellenceEncouraging each child reaches his/her potential in all areas including academic, emotional, spiritual, moral and physical.
DedicationDedication and a strong work ethic while encouraging balance and wholeness of life.
Extending PeopleFostering an atmosphere of innovation, risk-taking, creativity and inquiry.
FamilyThe importance of families within the school community and the importance of family time.
An Outward FocusA school culture that prepares students to be broadly educated, responsible, confident, empathetic and compassionate contributors to the wellbeing of society.

We affirm that these aspirations can be fulfilled through the Grace of God and our commitment to Him.