Canterbury is focused on producing optimistic, compassionate and confident world ready students.

Canterbury’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Learning (CELL) supports this vision by delivering innovative entrepreneurial and leadership opportunities that allow our students to develop, grow, cope and engage in an ever-changing world, learning to live with complexity, uncertainty and diversity.

The cornerstone of developing successful world ready students is underpinned by the four Cs of 21st Century Skills – critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.

These four key concepts provide the foundation for the three student-centric strategic visions of CELL –  opportunity, innovation and growth.


Cultivate student-centric opportunities by engaging in proactive collaboration and communication that foster positive contributions for personal-mastery in critical thinking and creativity


Provide a safe, secure and agile learning space where students can innovate, discover and deliver value within the relational capacities of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.


Sustain student autonomy by enabling and supporting students to collaborate, communicated, think critically and creatively.

CELL supports staff and students to think innovatively and reshape their future learning, to enhance College delivery in the areas of entrepreneurship and leadership.

Providing this capability requires a broad suite of skills and dispositions, driven by a passion for being future-focused, influencing success and producing personally meaningful work.

CELL is crafted around three fundamental objectives:


CELL is the model for delivering capability in schools around Entrepreneurship and Leadership.


CELL responsibly challenges the status quo and encourages staff and students alike to think innovatively, and nurture influential relationships both inside and outside the College.


CELL will engage with key internal and external decision-makers and partners to generate ideas, networks and revenue that support building and maintaining entrepreneurship and leadership pathways, products and services.

CORE ELEMENTS: Curiosity | Innovation | Critical Thinking | Resilience | Entrepreneurship | Practical Skills Building | Real World Experiences | Technology | Communication.

Our Canterbury College ‘World Ready’ Entrepreneurship Curriculum PDF