A warm welcome awaits you at Stretton State College. We are a Prep-12 College committed to
empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and
creating community. Today, the world-at-large continues to beckon as our
students take their energy, curiosity, and creativity beyond the classroom
walls in order to change our world for the good.
Yet, Stretton is more than a school. We pride ourselves in
being like an extended family of learners embraced by a strong values
base. The Stretton SPIRIT values of
Sincerity, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility, Integrity and
Thoughtfulness, are evident throughout our entire community. A Stretton
education is an experience comprised of our mindset, our people, our programs,
and our campuses. All of us develop our own intellectual agency within an
ethical community that fosters open inquiry, builds character strengths, and
creates lifelong learners.
There is no one Stretton archetype. There is no one Stretton
experience. Our students speak over 75 different languages and we are very
proud of our multi-cultural community.
Our diversity gives us our strength.
Stretton students have multiple interests — Italian and drama, science
research and STEM initiatives, entrepreneurship and individualism. They learn
how to be a part of diverse teams and how to engage with local and global
With a proudly progressive and diverse reputation, we are
recognized as a welcoming, inclusive community where students from all walks of
life and backgrounds learn and achieve together. With such diversity, our
students leave the College with not just one friendship group but instead many
across different interests and year levels. Our strong school community extends
to supportive families, wonderful staff, Parents' and Citizens’ Association and
our valued network of alumnae, who continue to come back to the College to
mentor and inspire our students.
Character strengths enable us to tap into our potential and
develop perspective, self-knowledge, and empathy for others. Stretton focuses
on 10 strengths: gratitude, curiosity, grit, optimism, integrity, self-control,
zest, empathy, kindness and love of learning. These concepts are part of the culture of the
school and the conversation between students and their teachers, coaches and
all staff. We see that when students can approach learning with
open-mindedness, curiosity, and intellectual humility, they become better
listeners and thinkers.
The Stretton student remains at the heart of everything we
do. Along with our extensive subject choices, our large and varied range of
co-curricular activities enables Stretton students to make choices unhampered by
stereotypes. With an enormous variety of available sports, Sports Excellence
Programs, and a wide range of orchestras, ensembles, choirs, committees and
clubs on offer there is sure to be something to ignite each student’s passion.
If our students want to form a group or club that doesn't already exist, we
have the resources and staff to guide them and make it happen.
Our staff are passionate, supportive and experts in their
fields. Stretton fosters an environment of lifelong learning through ongoing
professional development programs to ensure that our staff are continuously
growing and building on their knowledge and skills.
We look forward to welcoming you into our wonderful Stretton
family of learners.