About us

Identity, Purpose and Culture

Our Identity

Emmanuel Anglican College is an inclusive coeducational Anglican school community in Ballina, New South Wales.  We share a passion for an holistic education designed for learning, living and leading that anticipates the possibilities of the future.

Our Purpose

We seek to grow each student to become a person of character who is inspired by excellence and adaptability, whose life is modelled on that of Jesus, and who, through courage, creativity, compassion and citizenship, strives to create a better world.

Our Culture

Learning, Living, Leading

An holisitic education focused on these graduate outcomes aims to support the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, social and cultural development of a complete, whole, community-minded person in a designed fashion.

Learning, living and leading for us must all be done in anticipation of the future.  This means we strive to be forward-thinking, innovative and adaptable in seeking solutions for life.

It is important to us that we all work together to grow the knowledge, skills, disposition and habits of mind that will equip our students to be confident and ready for all aspects of life.  To this end, we seek to grow each student to become a person of character:

Learning Who is inspired by excellence and adaptability: This sort of person reveals resilience and the ability to deal with challenge and change, while striving for continual learning and improvement.
Living Whose life is modelled on that of Jesus: This sort of person seeks to live out the integrity that we see in Jesus (including love, humility, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, grace, inspiring others, charity and generosity) in their daily life, whether they are being watched or not.
Leading Who, through courage, creativity, compassion and citizenship, strives to create a better world: This sort of person responds positively to the opportunities to serve in their local, regional and global communities and displays a character shaped by:

  • Courage, which includes remaining open to continuous learning, questioning and problem-solving, persisting, and taking responsible risks;
  • Creativity, which includes thinking about your thinking, creating, imagining and innovating, striving for accuracy, thinking and communicating with clarity and precision;
  • Compassion, which includes gathering data through all senses, listening and understanding through empathy, thinking flexibly and managing impulsivity; and
  • Citizenship, which includes thinking interdependently, applying past knowledge to new situations, responding with wonderment and awe, and finding humour.