Experiencing LIFE at Sophia refers to our Living Stones. The term 'Living Stone' is referenced in the Bible and is deeply connected to both the Catholic and Franciscan traditions. Living stones refer to foundation of a tradition. At Sophia College there are four living stones, Learning, Integral Ecology, Faith, and Engagement, which underpin all of our actions and strategic planning.
Learning at Sophia is student-centred. Students are engaged as leaders and decision-makers in their own learning and respectful of the learning of others. Students are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in our ever-changing world.
Integral Ecology is part of our commitment to the Franciscan charism which serves to reinforce our focus to respond to Laudato Si' in ways that demonstrate a care for each other and all God's creation. Students seek to have the courage to evoke change through a developed understanding of ecology.
Faith is central to our call as a Catholic community. We are called to share and live the gospel values and develop a personal relationship with God and all of creation. Students develop compassion for others and are committed to justice.
Engagement with each other is at the heart of the Gospel. Active engagement empowers all members of the Sophia community to participate in meaningful relationships with self, others, creation, and our creator. Students are encouraged to believe in themselves and their ability to reach their potential.