Australian Christian College Darling Downs was established to provide quality Christian education to students in the southeast corridor of Perth, WA. The school's goal is to nurture the 'whole child' by offering a wide variety of experiences and opportunities. The school maintains a dynamic learning environment that has been purposefully constructed to allow each student to thrive spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. At Australian Christian College, we value:
Lord Jesus Christ, a friend of sinners and savior of those who believe in Him
High standards of human endeavor
Diversity of student opportunities
Service in local and global communities
Most non-government schools in Australia are affiliated with a religious denomination such as Catholic schools and Anglican schools. Our school is non-denominational. That means our staff attends different churches, and our school is not aligned with one denomination.
When we use the term "Christian," we refer to the accounts of Jesus Christ found in the Bible. Jesus Christ said and did many remarkable things, but the most fantastic thing that he did for us is that he died on the cross to have a relationship with God through faith. If you have a moment, the best video we have found explains this is called "Falling Plates. "
You will love how we focus on connecting the dots between play and formal learning. We want your child to work on their communication skills, imagination, and creativity. This occurs within the context of making new friends in their age group.
At this stage of learning, natural curiosity is a powerful ally for teachers. Students have an interest in the world around them. Teachers tap into this interest to get the best out of these young minds. Your child's natural curiosity will be nurtured into a thirst for knowledge, which is typically the seed that grows into a love of learning. It is an extraordinary time in a child's educational journey, and we see it as the gateway to lifelong learning.
We have a detailed plan to help your child learn how to read. At the beginning of the school year, students are tested to determine their reading level. We use tests developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to provide feedback to teachers and parents months before the NAPLAN tests occur.
The School's Board has communicated their plan to establish a Secondary School at Australian Christian College - Darling Downs with the current Year 5s the first year-level of intake. This means that Year 7 (the first year of Secondary School in Western Australia) will commence in 2020 at the school. With South East Perth's continued growth, there is an influx of young families into the region. This growth was a significant factor in the Board's decision to expand into Secondary School. In the future, students will start in Kindergarten and continue through to high school. This decision provides parents with some assurance when choosing to send their primary-age children to Australian Christian College.