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Corner Inlet College Philosophy


Corner Inlet College aims to create a learning environment focused on equality; where respect for self, others, and the natural environment is embedded. We value student-centred learning, and our ambition is for every Corner Inlet College student to enjoy equal opportunities and access to an exceptional learning program.


Corner Inlet College aims to:

  • Deliver the Victorian Curriculum within a progressive, evidence-based learning and teaching program, 

  • Generate a love for learning and creativity, motivated through a journey towards self-actualisation,

  • Understand each student’s unique learning style, accommodation requirements and reduce barriers to understanding,

  • Designed student-centred learning, through a program that aligns education with individual interests,

  • To develop opportunities for real world learning and encourage global thinking and understand cultural interconnectedness,

  • To embed respect and understanding for our natural environments,

  • To develop learners with growth-mindsets, emotional awareness and skills to express themselves and ask for what they need,

  • Provide continual learning opportunities for members of our school and governance teams. 


Corner Inlet College is characterised by three key Values: Curiosity, Connection and Compassion. These form the foundation for our school’s culture and are underpinned by evidence-based learning and teaching strategies.

  • Developing a life-long love for learning

  • Connecting our learners to their world

  • Valuing care, uniqueness and wellbeing


We endeavour to provide equal opportunities and access to an exceptional learning program that meets the needs of all students. And we maintain high academic standards through our delivery of an individualised education program.

​Our learners discover their passions and engage in learning experiences that extend out into the local environment and local community. Corner Inlet College students notice, design, act and reflect on the world around them.

To ensure self-determination and fulfilling lives, we work closely with our students to encourage a growth mindset and a love for life-long learning. Corner Inlet College staff hold high expectations of themselves and for every learner.

​Corner Inlet College is set amongst farmlands and native forest, overlooking the vast tidal wetlands and islands of Corner Inlet Marine National Park and Yirruk Wamoon (Wilson’s Promontory National Park). We encourage the students to learn through and within nature, to grow into conscious guardians of the earth.

About: Our Philosophy

The White Mangrove

Corner Inlet is one of the most unique wilderness areas in Australia, supporting a huge number of migratory and wader bird populations and is home to many rare species of plants and marine life.

It’s home to the most southerly population of White Mangrove in the world, a feeding, nesting and breeding area for thousands of waterbirds, home to almost 400 native plant and 160 native animal species and supports local farming and fishing industries. In 1982 Corner Inlet was listed as a wetland of international significance under the Ramsar Convention.

The school ethos is about creating an inclusive learning environment that encourages student agency and active learning.

The White Mangrove represents our community model. CIC is symbolically represented by the Mangrove trees. 

Just like the mangrove, Corner Inlet College provides resilience. Mangroves are interconnected as they protect our Corner Inlet coastline by slowing tidal action. The mangrove roots are habitat for other species’ protection and care. Like all CIC students, each mangrove is unique and grows in it’s own way, at it’s own rate. And the environment around each tree needs to remain healthy to support the mangrove to prosper.

Image by Curioso Photography
About: Our Mission

School Governance

Corner Inlet College sees good governance as critical to the school fulfilling its aims and objectives in the short and long term. Good governance is critical to the school fulfilling its aims and objectives. The school is governed by an experienced and diverse board. Board members are elected for three-year terms with elections being held at the Annual General Meeting in May each year. The Principal is also a Director.

Governance responsibilities for the not-for-profit school include the establishment and realisation of the school’s vision and strategic direction.

Governance also involves monitoring compliance, risk management, financial performance and stability.

The Board is led by the Chair and supported by the Executive comprised of Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. 

The Board is supported by the Finance and Audit Sub Committee, led by the Board Finance Officer. This important group brings together specific commercial expertise and focuses on both the short and long-term financial position of the school.

The Board meets regularly. Members of the Board are chosen based on their diverse expertise to reflect the broad cross-section that makes up the school community.

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