Philosophy of Learning

In building a culture where learning is valued, four basic assumptions have guided the development of Pacific Lutheran College's curriculum:

  • People learn at different rates and by different means;
  • All people enjoy learning;
  • Risk taking and decision-making are critical to the learning process; and
  • Learning occurs best where close relationships are formed.

Further to this, learning in life is based on rich experiences across all dimensions of life and includes experiences at home, in the community and at school. Pacific aims to support parents in their role as they assist young people to grow to take a meaningful and fulfilling role within the workplace, family, church and community.

Through the provision of a supportive, nurturing environment, the pursuit of personal excellence is promoted and valued by the Pacific community. One of the fundamental aims of Pacific’s curriculum is to instill a desire for learning and to equip students with the skills to engage in lifelong learning across all dimensions of life. Learning is one of the defining characteristics of all members of the Pacific community.

Four Pillars under pin Pacific’s learning journey. They are:

  • Learning To Be
  • Learning To Learn
  • Learning Together
  • Learning to Know and Do

To see the Four Pillars of Learning click here.