At North Sydney Girls High School we aspire to live our motto, Ad Altiora, "towards higher things" by striving to achieve our personal best in a learning environment which nurtures the growth of identity and promotes respectful, productive collaboration. In a landscape of high achievement and academic excellence, we encourage a culture of reflection and resilience that enables students to set and attain individual learning goal.

By valuing lifelong learning, we foster the development of a wide range of skills to empower a student's voice, embrace leadership potential and develop confidence and resilience in learning and in life. A student of North Sydney Girls will be a person who moves with confidence into the wider community, contributing proactively and making a positive difference to our society both while at school and in the future. In our school community, we embrace public education values of kindness, compassion and respect in all that we do.

We aim to create a community of inclusivity and belonging that builds productive relationships. In partnership with students, parents, staff, and the wider school community we strive to ensure that North Sydney Girls High School is recognised as a school of innovation that exhibits evidence-based practice in the teaching and learning of gifted students.

We acknowledge that our learning takes place on the beautiful lands of the Cammeraygal people. We will work in collaboration with Indigenous people to ensure our school community has a deep understanding of the richness and diversity of Aboriginal culture and histories. We aim to ensure that all students achieve their potential and will endeavour to meet the social, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs of all individuals.

Ad Altiora

(Our Vision Statement was written by our students and gained acceptance by all stakeholders in 2021)