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An exciting and diverse environment, where students are nurtured in community, experience a high-quality Christian education, and grow as individuals.


Each Year level has a dedicated space, with the Year 7 building created especially to enhance the sense of community and creative learning. Our Year 7 program is designed to help the transition from Primary to Secondary, with each class having a core teacher and a staged progression into the full curriculum, enabling time for orientation and community building.

The Year 7 and 8 curriculum begins with core subjects such as Maths and English, and extends across Language, artistic rotations, Technology, Food Studies, Dance, and Multimedia.

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As digital natives, students engage with their subjects in online learning spaces, guided as they explore the innovative possibilities of technology. Individual laptops are the devices of choice, and we work closely with parents to ensure we get the best educational value from them. As partners in your child’s education, we also recognise the dangers inherent in the digital space, so we provide resources to help parents manage safe access to the internet.

Each week the Year 11 and 12 student leaders meet with the Year 7 students in small groups, modelling faith and providing friendship in our peer mentoring program. They also run social events after school hours for all the Lower Secondary students.

Beyond the classroom walls, camps, excursions and themed learning days serve to strengthen friendships, build resilience, and develop responsibility toward learning. They waken students to our amazing world and the challenges and joys of what it means to be a part of God’s Kingdom. These formative experiences help create the fabric of a young person’s journey through adolescence. Christian studies are an explicit part of the curriculum and Kingdom values permeate College life, underpinning the restorative practices we adopt in resolving the inevitable bumps and lumps as students learn how to study, play and do life together.

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