Our Strategy and Story
Setting the benchmark, striving to be a leader in our community and
recognised as the first-choice educator on the South Coast.
Everything we do is an investment in community, wellbeing and the future.
Providing the opportunity for you to be YOUR BEST SELF.
A happy, confident, well-rounded leader who is grateful for your opportunities.
We want our community, our students and our staff to strive, to see the opportunities to be more,
to do more and to continuously improve themselves and those around them.
We want to have a greater impact on our community, pro-actively listening to
and looking for ways we can encourage our local community and empower each other to be at our best.
We want people to understand their gifts, talents and unique nature.
We want to uncover them and empower them to be their best self.
We want every person to belong, to feel welcome, encouraged,
valued and supported to be their best self.
We want to share the hope of Jesus Christ with our community through our actions
inspired by the teachings and moral values of our Christian faith and heritage.
We want to remove the barriers around us that hold people back. No matter what we do,
we want to ensure that those around us have the opportunity and the choice to join in.
We want to build a trusting and honest relationship with each other
and the community we serve, valuing confidentiality and openness equally.
Whatever personal excellence looks like to you, we want to cultivate and encourage
a high standard, working together to uphold it.
Green land meets blue sea surrounded by the nautical compass.
The Cross reminds us of the centrality of the Christian message of hope.
Investigator College is named after the HMS Investigator – Matthew Flinders’ ship which he captained to Australia at the direction of the British Admiralty in 1801. Flinders’ task was to map the New Holland coastline and to study the flora and fauna of the new colony.
In naming the College ‘Investigator College’, the Board seeks to inspire students, staff and parents in their own voyage of learning by the same pioneering spirit and sense of adventure that was so evident [and necessary] in our early explorers.
Matthew Flinders remains an inspiration and a visionary whose spirit is captured in words like faith, skill, risk, endeavour, adventure and hope.
The compass, a vital determinant of the success of any journey, but of particular importance to the success of Matthew Flinders’ mission, forms our College logo. The Compass Rose symbolises the centrality placed by the College on assisting students to find their ‘direction’ in life. The Cross reminds us of the centrality of the Christian message of hope.
These pioneering qualities and the means by which we might determine our direction in life are as important today as they would have been for Flinders as he set out on his voyage.
‘A ship is safe in the harbour, but that is not where it is meant to be.’