Our Purpose
At Bethany, guided by our college motto – to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God – we seek to equip, nurture and empower young women, strong in:

  •  Intellect: Young women with the skills to respond critically and creatively to the challenges that arise in an increasingly complex world
  • Faith: Young women who will continue to meet the world with a sense of justice, humility and love that is always rooted in the college motto, to: act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God
  • Character: Confident, resilient young women who are critically engaged in their world, motivated to be agents of change

Our Values
To act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God, means as a member of a community of learners, inspired by the Gospel of Jesus, we are called to:

  • Act with justice for the benefit of each person locally and globally
  • Love and accept myself and others as God loves us
  • Walk my journey with honesty, courage and integrity, striving for wholeness, trusting in God’s providence, care and guidance.

To fulfil our college motto and our vision, we must fully live out our values, of:

  • We value positive relationships.
  • We know that our relationships are bound together by our love of God.
  • We aim to be spiritual friends bringing out the best in each other.
  • We are the hands of God.
  • We lovingly serve God in the service of others.
  • We lovingly care for the needs of others.
  • We acknowledge every human being has the potential for complete wholeness and humility.
  • We believe that each individual, made in the image and likeness of God, respects themselves and others.
  • We believe in restorative practices that promote wholeness.
  • We welcome, in Jesus’ name, all who visit Bethany College.
  • We work hard to understand others.
  • We have a commitment to openness, inclusion and hospitality.
  • We treat each person in our community fairly.
  • We strive to do the work of God each day.
  • We reach out to those in need and be agents of change in our world.
  • We place the dignity of the human person – spirit, soul and body – at the centre of every thought and action.
  • We protect one another from harm. 
  • We keep our school to be a place that is safe and supportive.