Mission Statement

Una Crescamus – “Let Us Grow Together”

Hunterhouse College strives to enable every girl to reach the highest academic and personal distinction of which she is capable

Hunterhouse College aims, in cooperation with parents*, to stimulate, challenge and encourage self-discipline, organised study and enthusiasm for work and recreation. The College aims to provide an enriching whole school experience and to actively involve its girls in the learning processes within four broad areas – the academic, the personal, the social and the vocational.

1. Academic

We aim to ensure that the aptitudes and abilities of each girl are discovered and developed to the full during her school career and that upon leaving she will:

  1. have developed a wide range of recognised skills;
  2. have attained publicly acknowledged standards in a variety of subjects
  3. be prepared through her experiences and achievements in school to proceed to higher or further education or employment, according to her choice and talents.

2. Personal

We aim to provide an environment within which each girl will discover and develop her personal qualities and values, individual skills, independence of mind and self-esteem.

In developing and nurturing these values and standards we are aware that, for some, they will be rooted in religious conviction – both Christian and non-Christian – and, for others, in their sense of social and individual justice and well being.

3. Social

We aim to help each girl recognise, understand and develop her role in the school community and in society at large by:

  1. promoting in her a sense of responsibility
  2. encouraging her to be aware of the differences between people and to respect those differences
  3. fostering a consciousness of her wider environment.

4. Vocational

We aim:-

  1. to prepare each girl for commitment to the work place by developing the necessary practical and intellectual skills and insight into the world of work through participating in voluntary or paid work or leisure activities
  2. to help individuals evaluate their own suitability for specific careers and meet the needs of these careers
  3. to encourage adaptability in relation to school activities and ultimately to employment situations
  4. to foster the enjoyment of education and encourage its continuation throughout adult life

*Throughout this document and all associated literature – “parents” means “those with parental responsibility”