Our Strategy: Your Best Self
Investigator College exists to provide every student with the opportunity to be their best self.
Happy, confident, well-rounded leaders who are grateful for their opportunities.
To set the benchmark,
striving to be a leader in our community
and recognised as the first-choice educator
on the South Coast.
Everything we do is an investment in
community, wellbeing and the future.
We want our community, our students and our staff to strive, to see the opportunities to be more, to do more and to continuously improve themselves and those around them.
We want to have a greater impact on our community, pro-actively listening to and looking for ways we can encourage our local community and empower each other to be at our best.
We want people to understand their gifts, talents and unique nature. We want to uncover them and empower them to be their best self.
We want every person to belong, to feel welcome, encouraged, valued and supported to be their best self.
We want to share the hope of Jesus Christ with our community through our actions inspired by the teachings and moral values of our Christian faith and heritage.
We want to remove the barriers around us that hold people back. No matter what we do,
We want to build a trusting and honest relationship with each other and the community we serve, valuing confidentiality and openness equally.
Whatever personal excellence looks like to you, we want to cultivate and encourage a high standard, working together to uphold it.
There’s also a story behind our logo. The emblem every student wear captures the heart of our history, our geography and our vision for leadership, striving and setting a course toward the future success of everyone we work with.
The green land meets blue sea with the two opposing chevrons. And as they meet they are surrounded by the nautical compass, giving us direction, understanding and a way forward.
As these two shapes meet, they form a cross. The cross reminds us of the centrality of the hope of Jesus Chris that we aim to share with our community, not just through our actions but in the teaching and moral values, we uphold.
Investigator College is named after the HMS Investigator – Matthew Flinders’ ship which he captained to Australia at the direction of the British Admiralty in 1801. Flinders’ task was to map the New Holland coastline and to study the flora and fauna of the new colony.
In naming the College ‘Investigator College’, the Board seeks to inspire students, staff and parents in their own voyage of learning by the same pioneering spirit and sense of adventure that was so evident [and necessary] in our early explorers.
Matthew Flinders remains an inspiration and a visionary whose spirit is captured in words like faith, skill, risk, endeavour, adventure and hope.
The compass, a vital determinant of the success of any journey, but of particular importance to the success of Matthew Flinders’ mission, forms our College logo. The Compass Rose symbolises the centrality placed by the College on assisting students to find their ‘direction’ in life. The Cross reminds us of the centrality of the Christian message of hope.
These pioneering qualities and the means by which we might determine our direction in life are as important today as they would have been for Flinders as he set out on his voyage.
‘A ship is safe in the harbour, but that is not where it is meant to be.’