Cobden Technical School's purpose is based firmly on the logo for the school, represented by the initials ‘CTS - Committed to achieving high level student learning through outstanding diverse education’. We are committed to finding and celebrating successful outcomes for students, whether that be in the pursuit of high level academic achievement, or the development of specific vocational skills. Our students are actively encouraged to make the most of the opportunities for sporting, cultural, environmental and artistic involvement and success through the school. Our school has clear, strong connections to the community and industry at both a local and regional level.
Cobden Technical School is a place where everyone who wants to learn is welcome, where everyone can be successful, and the journey to create learning is enjoyable and lifelong.
The values of Cobden Technical School are based on the HEART acronym:
HONESTY: Integrity and trustworthiness.
EXCELLENCE: Doing one's best to develop competence and credibility.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Setting goals and being responsible for one's actions.
RESPECT: Fairness and equity, understanding, tolerance and inclusion.
TRUST: Care and compassion.
Through these values, we promote a climate of building respectful relationships, respecting oneself and others, and taking responsibility for one’s actions. Through these values, we support and affirm the principles of Australian democracy, including (i) elected Government; (ii) the rule of law; (iii) equal rights for all before the law; (iv) freedom of religion; (v) freedom of speech and association; (vi) the values of openness and tolerance. We strongly believe that a sense of humour, and an environment where learning is enjoyable, are central to the development of these values.