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Mission and values

The school's motto, Striving for Excellence, provides a focused mantra that is so much more than words on an emblem. It conveys the meaning of why we are here and that for which we strive. It is woven into the very fabric of our culture.

Our teaching staff are committed to developing confident students who are well prepared for a meaningful future. Aligned with our motto, all members of our learning community are expected to understand and follow our values – the 3 E's:

Excelling in education - develop a passion for learning and desire to grow.

Equipping for life - develop wisdom to be able to look at and respond appropriately to the many challenges faced in life.

Empowering to lead - develop a feeling of confidence and ownership to form strong networks as active citizens in a global community.

Every teacher, every student and every visitor to Mackay Northern Beaches SHS will be expected to embrace these values and be proud to champion them.​​​