Excellent teaching is at the heart of high-quality learning. Students should be motivated by teachers who love their subject, are highly skilled in communicating their knowledge, enjoy what they are doing and gain immense pleasure from working with young people.
Vision from our co-founders
“At school, all students should be encouraged and challenged to do their very best. Above all, schools should be places where learning is central to everyone.” – Sir John Graham and Dawn Jones
Our three pillars
We prioritise our academic studies and seek to be curious, inquisitive and to enjoy learning. Academic excellence leads us to be creative and successful.
ACG Parnell values lie at the heart of our attitudes, conduct and conversations. They underpin our efforts to be wholehearted in all that we do, and to accept responsibility willingly.
We want students to dream. To lift their heads up and seek an exciting future.
Our core values
The ACG Parnell Values are the ‘common language’ that shape and guide our attitudes, conduct and conversations. They underpin our efforts to be wholehearted in all that we do, and to accept responsibility willingly.
We choose to use our time and talents to fulfil our individual potential.
We choose to be kind and thoughtful and put the interests of others before our own.
We choose to deliberately consider and develop our understanding of other people, cultures and nations.
We choose to patiently endure throughout all challenges, and aim to finish strongly.
We choose to thoughtfully set goals and strive to excel.
We choose to care for others generously and treat them with courtesy.
We choose to celebrate new and unique ideas and achievements.
We choose to strive for and acknowledge the best in all areas.
Loyalty and integrity
We choose to be strongly committed, honest and sincere in all our work with others.
Leadership and teamwork
We choose to accept responsibility and fulfil our commitments to others willingly.
Approach to learning
Students are elevated to do their best, and be the best they can be.