Mission and Vision

Mission Statement​

​We commit ourselves to being a learning community within the Catholic tradition, where each of us grow to a personal fullness of faith and life.

How we aim to achieve this:

Create a community of faith which encourages and rejoices in the knowledge of our loving God.

Actively promote the Gospel Values which Christ lived and taught as examples for our lives.

Recognise and respond to the needs of individuals by building a caring College community which is positive and supportive of students, staff, families and the Catholic Church.

Motivate all to assist in the creation of a learning environment where each person may attain individual potential - spiritually, academically, culturally and physically.

Encourage the development of personal growth in self-confidence, integrity, respect and independence so that together we may welcome life's challenges by proclaiming:



Vision Statement

Within the Catholic Carmel College community, students are inspired with a love of learning, and a heart of hope, whereby they are empowered to shape and enrich our world. As a community of faith, the vision of Carmel College is that the motto of “Let Your Light Shine" may be a reality for all. 

Our core values are based on:

FAITH - Belief in Christ and our Catholic Traditions

HOPE - Justice, integrity, trust, honesty

LOVE - Care, respect, responsibility, forgiveness

​LEARNING - Through determination, enthusiasm, creativity  ​


Educational Philosophy and Aims

All phases of schooling at Carmel College are underpinned by Brisbane Catholic Education's Learning and Teaching Framework and The Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Declaration (2019). The Alice Springs (Mparntwe - pronounced as 'M-ban-tua') Education Declaration sets the national vision for education for all Australians and notes two goals:

  1. The Australian education system promotes excellence and equity.
  2. All young Australians become:
    • Confident and creative individuals
    • Successful lifelong learners
    • Active and informed members of the community
Curriculum design and delivery at Carmel College is grounded in the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration and is mindful of the declaration's goals. In alignment with the declaration, which promotes excellence and equity, we support students to achieve high standards and

provide structures and adjusted strategies that enable equitable learning experiences. This is achieved within a faith-filled learning environment in which we are committed to supporting students to become confident and creative individuals, successful lifelong learners and active and informed members of the community. Our learning environment is based on the dual charism of Carmelite and Marist in which we value faith, hope, love and learning and the daily living of Gospel values. We value every child as a learner and understand that all children learn in different ways and at different rates.

We commit ourselves to being a learning community within the Catholic tradition, where each of us grow to a personal fullness of faith and life. Led by the Lord and inspired by the Marist and Carmelite charisms, we accept personal and collective responsibility for seeking excellence in Learning and Teaching so that our Vision “Let your Light Shine" may be a reality for all. Central to both charisms, is Mary. Mary is the constant presence in our lives, guiding and protecting as we seek to follow Christ. Both charisms bring a Marial dimension to our teaching by prayer, imitating Mary's tenderness, strength and constancy of faith.​