Throughout the twenty year history of the College there has been a very strong ongoing commitment from staff, students and parents to utilise their strengths to provide enhanced opportunity for people to learn and grow together as part of an innovative, supportive and vibrant learning community. The sign-post statements of People the Focus, Learning the Purpose and Christ the Way speak just as strongly today as they did back in 2000.
Having a focus on growing people deeply within and in their relationships with each other and with God has stood as a foundational statement and lived value for life within and beyond the College. People and relationships come first. This has seen ongoing generations of staff, students and parents benefit from the College’s focus on wellbeing and connection. With our Pacific vision for learners, ‘Learning the Purpose’, being captured at the end of 2000 in the Four Pillars of Learning, our focus has remained on the core business of growing young people richly with a sense of wonder and possibility, as learners, across all dimensions of their lives. This, together with a focus on the learnings of international and national research, plus the value of access to flexible physical and virtual spaces has seen Pacific continue to evolve as an innovative and purpose driven place of learning for staff, students and parents. With Christ the Way, we are invited to be in a loving and growing relationship with a gracious God who equips, guides, sustains and enables us to live our lives fully and abundantly.
As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary this week, we thank the many people who have generously given of their gifts over time to shape a rich, calm, purposeful and innovative learning community. Pacific’s greatest strength has always been its people. We thank all College Council members, staff, students and parents who have each played their part to continue to evolve Pacific. We thank the St Marks congregation for their support and initiative to establish a College. We look forward to each generation of staff, students and parents taking up the baton to continue to evolve a rich place of learning that enhances the lives of people and the planet through God’s grace.