Kardinia International College is built on four strategic cornerstones. These foundation cornerstones are the springboard for every activity and development at Kardinia.
Our first cornerstone involves the ideal of developing students and staff who live by the College motto, “Wisdom leads to Respect and Friendship.” This profound ideal encompasses the whole person – Mind (Wisdom), Heart (Friendship) and Will (Respect) in a genuine all-round education that can provide a wisdom that induces students to have a deep respect for all people and the environment. This respect must in turn produce an atmosphere of gentleness, genuine friendship, community and a generous spirit of cooperation. The College Community in living this motto will be a sign of hope for the world and a strong proclamation that the human family can live in peace and harmony – it begins with our students and staff.
Our second cornerstone involves the ideal of international understanding. To develop in students and staff a true sense of international mindedness and a subsequent commitment to life-long compassion and outreach for others. This is the essence of the international nature of our College. The graduates of Kardinia will live in our global village where an understanding and deep respect of all other cultures and creeds will be an essential characteristic of leaders and productive citizens of the 21st Century. Such graduates will be caring, knowledgeable, confident, courageous, balanced, principled, thinkers, reflective, inquiring and open-minded communicators.
An understanding and deep respect of all other cultures and creeds will be an essential characteristic of leaders and productive citizens of the 21st Century.
Our third cornerstone involves the ideal of the individual as a life-long learner where age is no longer related to curriculum. To develop an environment wherein the individual student is genuinely the focus of all learning. This ideal expresses itself in many dimensions – the celebration of the individual, the College’s renowned vertical curriculum, the multiplicity of activities and opportunities for individuals to celebrate their life. Kardinia International College regards each learner primarily as an individual with special abilities, skills, needs, interests and goals. Accordingly, our curriculum and learning environment at each level provides programmes designed to accommodate individual aspirations and to ensure that the goal of educating the whole person is achievable. The experience of our teachers, their specialist expertise and commitment to each student ensure outstanding results.
Our fourth cornerstone involves the ideal of technological advancement, which will see our students graduate as responsible digital citizens who are able to navigate and adapt to a rapidly changing technological world. Kardinia students will be educated to always use technology for good and positive purposes. This involves creating a learning environment, which provides opportunities to develop cutting-edge skills in information and communication technology.