One of our most important aims is the spiritual development of our students. Students are passionate about issues that affect their lives and, through our Bible based activities, we endeavour to nurture their understanding of the world and the issues that they face. This idea is encapsulated in the College Mission Statement:
… Each student is nurtured towards a personal faith in Christ, an understanding of Christian values and a commitment to serve God and His world.
Every day, at Home Group, students lead and share in a time of reflection and prayer, praying for personal needs and large issues. At our weekly Chapel services, in which students take the stage, there are opportunities for student participation in worship, personal testimonies, film and drama. Chapel provides an excellent framework through which scriptural values are woven into school life.
Home Groups may be involved in social service activities, and they may support particular projects. Year 9 has a special program linking the students with Melba House. The school also has a special connection with the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal distributed by Samaritan’s Purse. In order to put faith into action, all students in the Middle Years are expected to carry out two acts of community service each year.
Mentoring is part of our faith expression. Each year there are a variety of opportunities (often run by VCE students for students in Years 7-10) for students to be encouraged and nurtured in the Christian Faith.
All of these exciting activities are underpinned by a curriculum which has a strong Biblical base. All students have Christian Studies as a core subject and all subjects are audited to ensure the teaching our students receive encourages Christian living and is God-honouring.