Outstanding Education. Values for life.
The PMSA – Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association – owns four outstanding Queensland schools: Brisbane Boys’ College, Clayfield College, Somerville House and Sunshine Coast Grammar School.
Established in 1918, the PMSA is a joint mission of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod and the Presbyterian Church of Queensland.
One hundred years on, the PMSA Group plays a vital role in setting the direction of our four schools to deliver exceptional Christian educational environments and is the connecting link between the schools and the two churches.
Each PMSA school is unique and individual, but shares and is guided by our Christian values – relationships, care, ethics, personal development, excellence and celebration.
Guided by Our Values
We strive to form binding, constructive relationships based on faith, love, compassion and forgiveness.
Embracing hands represent the developing relationships with people based on faith, love, compassion and forgiveness.
We encourage the building of strong ethical standards based on truth and integrity.
The symbol for ethics is represented by Awen, the Celtic symbol of truth.
We aspire to achieve excellence and encourage each person to reach their potential.
Excellence is represented by an award that encourages our people to reach awaiting potential.
We care for our people. We seek and provide a safe environment for growth and development, where we can respect ourselves and the needs of others.
The heart symbolises the care we provide for others.
We foster resilience, where we learn from our mistakes and successes, and seek continuous improvement and self management.
The symbol for personal development is represented by the Celtic triskelion symbol for personal growth.
We collectively recognise and celebrate our own and others’ achievements and milestones.
The symbol for celebration is represented by fireworks to recognise our individual and collective milestones.