Cornish College is preparing to celebrate its five-year Foundation Day on February 16. The college opened in 2012 as a new co-educational independent school with 220 students. Almost five years on the school is preparing to welcome 700 students from ELC to Year 12 in 2017.
Principal Vicki Steer said the event would be a chance for everyone who had been involved in the college’s growth to celebrate.
“The story of the foundation of Cornish College is one of community persistence and vision,” Ms Steer said. “Our school thrives today because of our community’s belief in our educational philosophy of preparing students for life. We recognise the importance of academic rigour, creativity and developing strong foundation skills for learning.”
Despite the growth in student numbers, Cornish College is still a medium-sized co-educational school where students are known and learning is personalised and engaging.
Cornish College’s motto is “Make a Difference” and at its core is the development of independence, compassion and personal excellence in order for students to make a positive contribution within their community and globally.
With extensive private bus services, Cornish College students come from a wide range of Bayside and Peninsula regions, including Beaumaris, Mentone, Parkdale, Mordialloc, Chelsea, Aspendale, Patterson Lakes, Dingley, Sandhurst, Frankston, Frankston South and Mount Eliza.
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