Every student succeeding



Empowering students to embrace the opportunities of the future by inspiring creativity, critical  thinking and building resilience.

Our purpose is to provide an exemplary education within a caring community.


“Cavroadians” identify with and commit to high standards in uniform and conduct and is embodied in the school motto, ‘Nil sene pulvere, nil sene optima", the literal translation being “Nothing without dust (from effort) is ‘nothing worthy of reward, to have common meaning of “Nothing without effort, nothing but the best”.  The implication is one of valuing effort and the reward or honours that follow are justifiably claimed. 

We value learning.  

We nurture, promote and model responsible, caring citizenship where learning can take place and is optimal. 

We support, encourage ​and challenge students to engage in learning and take charge of and self-direct their learning to levels of excellence of personal best. 

We provide a supportive, inclusive and caring school community where this potential is realised. 

We embrace innovation and seek ways to be effective in our teaching, to teach for impact, and to teach for learning growth of every child.

We have high expectations of Courtesy, Cooperation, Commitment, Consideration and Challenge  that students will strive to do their personal best, both individually and as part of the team. 

We value diversity and inclusion that brings us together as a school community focused without distraction of what it means to be a "Cavroadian". To be a "Cavroadian" is to be esteemed and an association carried beyond school days.

Our school is noted for:

  • A wide range of co-curricular activities and opportunity for students to participate in academic, cultural and philanthropic ventures, experiences and challenges, and global connections with other schools
  • Academic, sporting and cultural success
  • A comprehensive pastoral care and peer support program that underpins our school culture of care, inclusion and life skills
  • Deans of year who champion wellbeing, pride and belonging for their year cohort to be active in their school community
  • A welfare team of professional and para-professionals including a school nurse, a school chaplain, Youth Support Co-ordinator and four Guidance Officers in an extensive framework for the provision of support and care for all students. 

Our underlying principles and signature professional behaviours include:

  • ​Exemplary education is a balance of academic, cultural, sporting and personal development endeavour
  • Every student's commitment to exemplary education involves a strong work ethic, high levels of organisation and a positive attitude in all aspects of school life
  • Staff commitment to outstanding education involves quality curriculum, purposeful pedagogy, personal mastery and timely feedback
  • Achieving excellence involves identifying individual gifts and talents, setting personal goals, accessing all opportunities and not accepting mediocrity
  • We celebrate success, whenever excellence is achieved, in our classrooms, across our school and within the broader community
  • We acknowledge and treasure our heritage, first nations people, and diverse cultural backgrounds and traditions in our celebrations.​
Last reviewed 18 May 2021
Last updated 18 May 2021