Our Mission & Vision | Rossbourne School

Our Mission

Rossbourne’s purpose is to enhance the life chances of its students by putting them at the centre of learning, and creating opportunities to develop independence, social connection, resilience, and respectful relationships.

Our mission is to nurture our students as they develop self-worth and confidence. To empower them to realise their strengths so they will build foundations for personal achievements. To define their own success in making a positive contribution to our community.

Our Values

  • RESPECT – for self and others
  • SHARING – knowledge, experience and ideas
  • INCLUSION – not leaving others behind
  • RESILIENCE – seeking support and strategies to recover quickly
  • HONESTY – being trustworthy and responsible



Our Vision (2030)

To be a world leading school known for its unique and innovative neuro-diverse educational programs where students’ potential is unlocked so they can achieve their best as global citizens. 



Strategic Priorities

A Safe and Supportive School

Supporting and enhancing student and staff wellbeing is one of our most important priorities for Rossbourne. The creation of a safe, supportive environment is fundamental to the achievement of this endeavour and drives our approach to developing student learning resources, activities and curriculum. We embrace the legal and moral obligation this entails.


Quality teaching and learning

Students at the centre of the learning program will be supported by a structured and sequenced approach to teaching and learning. This ensures that programs are effectively differentiated to support student learning and personal development needs and authentically assessed to determine student progress. Students and families will be supported to engage in planning transition from Rossbourne, providing further opportunities following graduation from a full 6 year secondary program, where potential has been achieved.


Nurturing staff Development

Staff are at the centre of delivering our learning programs and are committed to a wellbeing approach to education. Staff wellbeing is supported and staff are presented with opportunities to develop their skills and attain advancements in a meaningful way.


Community and Partnerships

Rossbourne is part of a network of education and social communities. Communication building sound relationships with these communities and networks is important to Rossbourne’s ongoing development. To strengthen the experiences of Rossbourne students, connections with the alumni and past parents are fostered. Support for our graduates can be achieved through establishing relationships with educational and independent organisations.


Technology to Strengthen Teaching and Learning

We must be future focused in our approach to the relationship between technology and learning to ensure that Rossbourne students are educated in a contemporary manner.  Teaching through technology will deliver experiential opportunities for students as they develop the skills essential for successful functioning in future social and work settings.


Stewardship and Sustainability

Rossbourne will continue to evolve as a good corporate citizen and invest in developments that serve and deliver our priorities achieving these sustainably - both environmentally and financially. How to operate and manage these elements will provide a learning opportunity for students – one which we relish as we move toward the 60th anniversary of our service to the education community.