Our Mission Statement describes a high quality, inclusive Catholic education and is grounded in five fundamental principles that form the foundation of our efforts to provide an education that is life-long and life-giving.
The fig tree is an important symbol for our Guardian Angels community. On the original Guardian Angels site in Southport there was a large fig tree under which the students played and sought shelter from the hot sun. For thousands of years before white settlement in this area, the Traditional Owners of this land would have also used the fig tree for shelter as well as for a source of food. Thirty years ago this fig tree was transported from its growing place in Southport and transplanted on the present Guardian Angels site. Although not physically present today on our school grounds, it is represented through a large mural on the western wall of the hall as well as the new artwork installed in the school foyer. The fig tree weaves a common thread through our school’s history and provides us with a connection to the Kombumerri people while the analogy of the fig tree helps us to understand our mission. Guardian Angels is a special place rich in:
SPIRIT – trunk of the fig tree
RELATIONSHIPS – large branches of the fig tree
KNOWING – small branches and leaves of the fig tree
MEMORIES & INSPIRTION – roots of the fig tree
FRUITFUL OUTCOMES – fruit of the fig tree
Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School is a place of rich history and shared memories; a place of abundant opportunities and choices; a holy ground on which those who walk are both privileged and blessed.