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Growing scholars

The Dominican approach to education is characterised by a commitment to truth explored in dialogue, a vibrant preaching of the Gospel, a critical appreciation of culture and cultures, and a love of the beautiful. As a Dominican school, Santa Sabina College fosters these values as we grow our students to achieve personal excellence across all domains of their education.

Therefore we are a place where complex learning happens, where curiosity and creativity are practised, and where classrooms are no longer limited to physical spaces but are a metaphor for wherever learning happens. Our students have opportunities to be curious: to ask why; to be open-minded, to be baffled; to be engaged. They learn by being inquirers and doers.

Curiosity is fundamentally about asking “why?”– one of the most dangerous things we can ask. It takes us into uncertainty but the only way we can learn is to step into that space. So at Santa Sabina we value curiosity and inquiry. We also know that growing up is a messy, complex process, and that growing scholars is not straightforward either. We are endlessly curious about our students – their beliefs, their passions, and their different stages of growth. We ask lots of questions, and encourage our students to do the same.

We cannot reduce the complex and curious process of learning to simplistic messages. Instead, we support our students as they negotiate their diverse learning journeys with discernment, reflection and joy.

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