Our Purpose and Culture

Our Purpose: to reveal Jesus

Darling Downs Adventist College is in existence because we believe in the profound love of Jesus and the hope, peace and joy that comes from knowing Him, and living with and for Him. We want to share this good news in our community. We are intentional in everything we do - from our attitudes, words, and actions - we want to reflect Jesus to our students, families and the wider region of the Darling Downs.

Our Vision: to be a thriving Christ centred learning community.

At Darling Downs Adventist College, we aim to be a dynamic, nurturing, inclusive school environment so that we can be a lighthouse in our community, shining for Jesus, while serving with care and excellence.

Our Mission: to enable every student to flourish.

Our belief is that all students will truly flourish when their spiritual, mental, physical and social needs are met. We want to inspire and care holistically for each person- equipping them with the beliefs, values, and skills to live a life of purpose, hope, joy and peace as a global citizen for Christ.

Our Culture Statements (The Heart of DDAC): 

Core Values

  • Active Kindness; Cheerful Effort; Humble Service

Because we value these things,

  • We love and respect God. We strive to reflect God in all we do. We use His name respectfully and share Him with others.

  • We are welcoming. We are friendly and helpful, and we greet others politely.

  • We dream big and focus on our goals. We aim for success by doing our best, seeking help when needed, learning responsibly, and celebrating our progress.

  • We care enough to act. We serve others cheerfully and we work towards justice. We commit to being part of the solution.

  • We choose kindness. We encourage and thank others. We lift others up and see diversity as a strength.

  • We act with integrity. We try to do the right thing even when it is hard. We are truthful and honest. We stand up for what is right.

  • We take pride in belonging to our College Community. We wear our uniform with pride, take care of our campus, contribute positively and speak well about our college. We take care of our team.