Our Vision, Mission & Values

At Investigator College, everything we do is an investment in community, wellbeing and the future providing every student with every possible opportunity to be their very best self.

Vision and Values

Community. Wellbeing.

At Investigator College, everything we do is an investment in community, wellbeing and the future. Striving to lead, and to be leaders, our vision is for Investigator College to be characterised by excellence, and to be recognised as the first-choice educator on the South Coast.

Our Vision

To set the benchmark, striving to be a leader in our community and recognised as the first-choice educator on the South Coast.

Our Mission

Setting the benchmark for excellence in teaching and learning, Investigator College produces happy, confident, well-rounded leaders; equipped and empowered for lifelong learning.

Our Values

Investigator College proudly offers an outstanding Anglican education to both boys and girls, from Early Years – Year 12. As a College, and as individuals, we value:


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 people to understand their gifts, talents and unique nature. We want to uncover them and empower them to be their best self.


We want to remove the barriers 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.

Identifying Opportunities

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 to build a trusting and honest relationship with each other and the community we serve, valuing confidentiality and openness equally.


We want every person to belong, to feel welcome, encouraged, valued and supported to be their best self.


Whatever personal excellence looks like to you, we want to cultivate and encourage a high standard, working together to uphold it.

Anglican Values

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.

Vision And Values

Exploration and Discovery:
Our Name & History

Investigator College is named after the HMS Investigator – the ship captained by Matthew Flinders on his voyage to circumnavigate Australia in 1802.

Imbued with the same spirit of adventure and discovery, Investigator College 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 in our early explorers.

A Legacy of Discovery and Exploration

Matthew Flinders remains an inspiration and a visionary whose spirit is captured in words like faith, skill, risk, endeavour, adventure and hope – qualities we continue to value as we carry on a legacy of discovery, exploration and pioneering spirit at Investigator College.

Our Compass: Setting Direction for Learning and Life

Our College logo captures the heart of our history, our geography and our vision for leadership, striving and setting a course toward the future success of everyone we work with.

The green land meets blue sea with the two opposing chevrons. And as they meet they are surrounded by the nautical compass, giving us direction, understanding and a way forward.

As these two shapes meet, they form a cross. The cross reminds us of the centrality of the hope of Jesus Christ that we aim to share with our community, not just through our actions but in the teaching and moral values we uphold.

This emblem, which adorns our uniform and is worn proudly by staff and students, reflects the means by which we determine our direction, discern the way forward, and lead others on our journey of lifelong learning.


Discover Life and Learning at Investigator College

Allow us to guide you through our beautiful Victor Harbor Campus on an upcoming Guided Tour, or download a copy of our College Prospectus, to discover more about life and learning with us at Investigator College.