An inclusive and just community where all young people have equal access to education and the opportunity to create their own future.
Our mission is to provide an innovative, inclusive and engaging educational experience that will:
ENGAGE young people by welcoming them into a community where they are safe, valued and heard.
EQUIP young people with the skills, knowledge, resilience and values they need to build their vision of a positive future.
EMPOWER young people to lead a purposeful life and be a positive contributor to the community in which they belong.
EXTEND young people to reach further, broaden their educational opportunities and effectively use wellbeing strategies to achieve positive future pathways and transitions.
We believe that education is a critical tool for giving young people a passport out of disadvantage. Education should not just focus on an academic outcome but be holistic in meeting the wider needs of a young person. Therefore, measurement of success should be unique to the individual and not universal. The school is driven by 5 principles, underpinned by our mission to transform the lives of young people facing disadvantage.
These principles are:
At Hester Hornbrook Academy all young people, staff and stakeholders are held accountable to behaviours that align with the values underpinned by the key words Safe, Respectful, Productive.
Throughout all its work, Hester Hornbrook Academy is committed to supporting and promoting the principles and practice of Australian democracy. These principles include:
Hester Hornbrook Academy's core values are aligned with the principles of inclusiveness, love, hope, service, and social justice and are fundamental to our practice. At Hester Hornbrook Academy we believe that everyone in the community has a right to have their voice heard and should have the resources necessary for participation in community and social life. We ensure that our students have access to high quality education that: