Somerset College is a co-educational, independent, inter-denominational school in the Christian tradition catering for students from Pre-Prep to Year 12. The College has a commitment to being a pioneer and leader in educational innovation, accessing recognized national and international curricula, and fostering and building links with local, national, and international tertiary institutions and within the broader international community.
Somerset College offers a unique educational experience, but what defines the Somerset Experience?
Encouraging fulfillment of individual potential in academia, sport, and extracurricular.
Producing socially well-adjusted individuals.
Creating an atmosphere of happiness, trust, understanding, and endeavor.
Providing an integrated curriculum, where mapping across the curriculum makes sense of the subject.
Fostering a community of learning, where all types of learning are valued and celebrated.
Valuing lifelong learning, where learning is on-going.
Promoting both the journey outward and the journey inward (reflection and exploration).
These actions lead to developing engaged global citizens, aspiring to excellence, demonstrating integrity, and valuing difference. This philosophy has also attracted excellent staff who share this view of education. Under their guidance, all students are provided with the necessary encouragement to fully develop academic skills, character strength, and a wide range of interests in areas such as sport, music, and drama. A high level of individual commitment and participation is expected of all students.
The College also emphasizes appropriate discipline standards, especially about manners, speech, and dress. The College's philosophy ensures that these standards of behavior come about as a result of high levels of self-esteem and self-discipline. The measure of any school lies in its readiness to help young people grow, develop their talents, and liberate their imagination. Somerset happily accepts this challenge and seeks to create vital and resourceful young men and women.
From humble beginnings in 1983, Somerset College has achieved a much-esteemed position in education. Our students and staff's success in academic, pastoral, cultural, physical, and spiritual domains has flowed from a tangible commitment to excellence and collaboration.
One only needs to visit the beautiful campus, speak with members of our community, and, especially, observe our students' vibrancy and joy to know that there is something special happening here. A triangular approach is facilitated through staff, parents, and students' focus on enhancing student outcomes. The co-educational, multi-age mix of students enables a natural progression from external to self-discipline. Our students graduate confident in their abilities and resilient enough to accept the inevitable challenges that life will provide.
The College believes unashamedly in high standards and personal responsibility. Equally, our many service programs provide opportunities for compassion and empathy. After all, "to whom much is given much is expected. For Somerset graduates who have only begun their learning, this initial journey of discovery is conducted through a supportive yet challenging set of experiences. Our staff and students walk side by side in this journey, making the process all the richer.