Joseph Banks Secondary College is committed to creating a vibrant culture of excellence, opportunity, innovation and success for our students, staff and the community. Joseph Banks Secondary College staff believe that every student can learn, and provided the right opportunities and support will learn to high levels of success. This is achieved through: the guarantee of challenging, engaging and intentional instruction that has been carefully planned to ensure curricular pathways to student success; the provision of whole child student supports; a high-performance school culture; and a high reliability and low variability approach to student learning.
Our Business Plan is driven by a personal commitment to seeing every student learning successfully, and working toward their potential. Our aim for the college is to nurture every student’s talents and to provide all students with the knowledge, skills, attributes and values they will require for successful ongoing learning and life beyond school. We recognise that, for many students, education is the key to improving the circumstances of disadvantage and our staff are driven by a virtue that has at its heart a commitment to the care and development of each and every student.
We understand that the successful pursuit of the college’s mission depends on a team effort, which in turn depends on strong, purposeful relationships between all members of the College community as well as with external stakeholders. Our Business Plan outlines the Colleges’ priority areas, with aim to foster a cohesive culture in which the whole College collaborates around the common objective of meeting every student’s learning needs and seeing all students learning successfully.
Joseph Banks Secondary College was founded on the following pillars upon which we have established our culture. These pillars were negotiated through community, parent and student consultation and are the building blocks for our work.