Our Philosophy



To be a first choice in secondary education, where young people will be engaged by high quality teaching to enable them to succeed in their lives.


To achieve our vision, Auburn High School will provide a modern teaching and learning environment that promotes curiosity and cooperation to create thinking and aspiring young people.

This environment will be responsive and creative, where knowledge and understanding lead to creativity, cooperation, work, connectedness to the world and adaptability.


  • We want students to graduate from Auburn High School with a high quality qualification that meets their needs and hopes
  • We want all our students to achieve a quality tertiary destination
  • We want them to leave us with an enthusiasm for learning and a passion for personal excellence
  • We want our students to be creative in their thinking and in their work
  • We want them to understand they are a global citizen developing a broad world view and a personal commitment to a strong community spirit at the local level
  • We want our students to develop a strong work ethic
  • We want our students to set challenging personal goals
  • We want to create a culture of high expectations, achievement and respectful relationships
  • We want to foster strong links with universities and industry.


Auburn High School’s core purpose is to foster the achievement of high quality educational outcomes for all students and to develop a culture of curious learners in a global world who are literate, numerate and creative.
Our commitment to Learning and Teaching is underpinned by a commitment to be:

  • Responsive to current educational research and innovation,
  • Relevant for 21st century learning,
  • Rigorous in establishing high expectations,
  • Relational in achieving fairness, consistency and equity.

Our purpose is underpinned and embodied in our values of D A R E.