Teaching and Learning at Gleeson


...at the HEART of learning excellence

The Gleeson College motto, With One Heart, is the translation of Archbishop Gleeson's motto 'Cor Unum'. In our patron's first letter to the College, he said "I leave you with this hope of mine: that Gleeson College will always be of 'One heart' in every aspect of its life and mission." Our community is therefore founded on the commitment of Archbishop James Gleeson to the charism of the heart and our desire to learn, grow and share 'with one heart'.

At Gleeson College, all members of our community aim to fulfil the College's Vision through our ten core values known as the Gleeson 10 and our staff commit to working together through the Gleeson Staff 5. We believe that excellent pastoral care allows students to thrive and is an important precursor to learning well. Therefore, we are committed to the "Heart of Pastoral Care": Peace and Harmony, Dignity and Respect, Compassion, Truth and Justice.

At Gleeson College, we are dedicated to excellence in learning and teaching and so we commit to the "HEART of Learning and Teaching". That is, where learning and teaching are Holistic, promoting Engagement, seeking Authenticity, building Resilience and fostering Teamwork.

We live in a world where life-long learning is paramount to developing capable, skilled and thriving people who are able to use their talents and abilities to their fullest potential. It is our role to know our students well, tailor our teaching to their needs and build their resilience in an ever-changing world. We acknowledge and promote collaboration and whole-hearted engagement in authentic learning.

Ultimately we aim to produce young people of One Heart - deeply united, thriving, learning and leading in the world God desires. We look forward with hope and joy to the contribution our graduating students will make to the world.