Eltham College Aims

The Aims of Eltham College

  • To educate within a Christian environment so that young people can discover the meaning of the Christian faith and spiritual values.
  • To encourage personal integrity and consideration for others.
  • To create good staff-student relationships based on co-operation, good humour and courtesy.
  • To encourage enquiring and enthusiastic minds and to teach students tolerance of others’ views.
  • To foster all forms of communication in oral and written English; through drama, music and art; in at least one foreign language; and through mathematical, scientific and technological discovery.
  • To offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which enables children to achieve at the highest level.
  • To provide a safe and healthy environment.
  • To introduce students to a variety of recreational pursuits, to develop physical fitness combined with health consciousness, and to foster team spirit and magnanimity.
  • To promote Community Service, reaching out into both the local community and the wider world to create better mutual understanding.
  • To promote greater awareness of environmental issues and actively pursue practices that produce more effective sustainability.
  • To prepare the students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
  • To develop a mutually helpful College community embracing governors, staff, parents, students, former students and friends.
  • To ensure that all who are employed by the College find fulfilment in their work.
  • To keep abreast of change while preserving and nurturing those features of the College which are of proven value.
  • To promote and preserve the College’s independent and charitable status.
  • To preserve the College’s foundation by the membership of its Governing Body and by the continued admission of the sons of missionaries.