Our vision

We aim to transform lives through an educational journey that enables every child to grow and thrive and become a thoughtful, engaged and contributing citizen of the world. ​

We are inspired by our motto, “Dare to be wise”, which challenges us to draw on our individual courage and wisdom to lift ourselves and those around us.

Our values

We believe in the love of learning.

We are eternal students for life. We are relentlessly curious about human behaviour and the way the world works. And we are exhilarated and transformed by the journey of acquiring and sharing knowledge and experiences.​

We believe in the 'whole' person.

We know that education is more than academic. It’s about a person’s mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth and wellbeing. For us, self-care goes hand-in-hand with learning and academic progression. We encourage compassion, reflection and resilience.​

We believe in striving for excellence.

We see a blueprint for personal fulfillment in each of us. A unique set of qualities, talents, and interests that help us achieve our hopes and dreams. We give it everything we’ve got to be the best possible version of ourselves – and to support that quest for those around us.

We believe in a fairer, more inclusive society.

We keep our hearts and minds open. We welcome and respect diversity in people and ideas. We listen to each other, and we look out for each other. We celebrate differences – but we create a community where we all belong. We honour our connection to Country and to First Nations.​

We believe in taking action.

We choose to make things happen. We choose to be agents of change. We challenge convention and power structures when they hold us back. We respect the past, but we look to the future and are motivated to always make things better – for people and the planet. ​

Attributes of a Wesley graduate

Wesley’s holistic approach to learning prepares our graduates to achieve in all aspects of life and contribute to creating a better world.

We aim for all graduates to possess:

  • A sense of personal confidence – a feeling of belonging, self-worth and place, strengthened by supportive and trusting relationships.
  • Knowledge – the ability to thrive and function in different environments with a diverse range of people; knowing how to deal with challenges, seek solutions and make ethically sound judgements.
  • A developing understanding – an appreciation of community, human rights and cultural diversity, and a commitment to social justice.
  • Balance – the understanding that a balanced life is dependent on intellectual, creative, spiritual, physical, emotional and social growth.
Statement of Democratic Principles

As a registered school with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA), Wesley College supports and promotes the principles of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

  • Accountable and democratically elected government
  • The rule of law
  • Equal rights for all before the law, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender or other attributes
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of speech and freedom of association, the values of openness and tolerance, and respect for all members of the College community regardless of background

This Statement of Democratic Principles is shared with the College community including staff, students, parents and guardians, Old Wesley Collegians and the wider College community.

Living our values

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