I am proud to be Headmaster of Prince Alfred College, a school with fine traditions and
heritage, high quality programs and an exciting future.
We recognise that we are educating our students for a changing, and increasingly
globalised, world, in which the skills and values that they learn during their school years
will be as important as the knowledge they have acquired.
Above all else, Prince Alfred College is a school for boys, dedicated to enabling them to
achieve their best in all fields. Given the increasing evidence that boys have unique
educational needs, we believe that we are well-placed to assist them on their journey.
We have a strong sense of who we are and also of our objectives in the education of the
young men in our care. We aim to develop the Princes Man, a well-educated individual
who will pursue his pathway in life with confidence and compassion.
Our message for our students is
‘Work hard; be kind’
. We expect our students to commit
themselves fully to what they do in all areas and to exercise compassion and care in their
relations with others.
Our school motto is
‘Fac fortia et patere’
, which translates as ‘Do brave deeds and endure’.
We want our students to show courage in the decisions they make, and in their approach
to life generally. But we also want them to understand that they will only achieve their
potential through persistence and perseverance.