Today, Cedar College has over 800 students and is still growing in both numbers and facilities. The most notable recent additions are the Creative Arts Centre, the two-story Resource Centre and Administration Block, and the Cedar College Sports Centre. The name Cedar College is derived from Psalm 92 v 12, which outlines a righteous person's growth, pictured as a cedar tree, growing to become healthy and vital and leading a fruit-bearing life.
Cedar College aims to prepare students for real-life as they discover Jesus, display love, and develop self. Discover Jesus. We believe that real life is found in knowing Jesus Christ, and we regularly encourage our students to discover Jesus for themselves. Our students are challenged to display honesty, compassion, truth, and love within the school community and worldwide.
Develop Self. We value high standards in education. Our students are challenged to reach their full potential through access to high-quality education. Students are treated as unique individuals and guided personally towards their future goals and aspirations. Cedar College is divided into three departments – Primary School (Reception to Year 6), Middle School (Year 7 to Year 9), and Senior School (Year 10 to Year 12). These departments allow students to develop academically and socially at an appropriate level and provide a facility that offers a complete education from Reception to Year 12.
The past few years at Cedar have seen tremendous growth in both our facilities and our student body. Each year, as we welcome new students and graduate Year 12s, I am reminded of our goal: To prepare students for real life, as they discover Jesus, display love, and develop self. What a privilege it is to be a part of our students and their families' lives in this way.
With over 800 students, Cedar College deeply values the families and staff that make up our school community. We recognize that every student is unique and believe that the time spent with us is a journey. This journey includes developing a relationship with God and gaining a high level of academic knowledge and skills. We want to prepare all students for their life ahead, and our community of students, teachers, parents, and families all contribute toward a vibrant, growing school.
In 2008 Cedar College graduated our first class of Year 12 students. After 20 years of schooling, we are continuing our goal of preparing young men and women for Tertiary Education and their future careers, equipping them both academically and spiritually. We are excited about the opportunities that God has ahead for us in the years to come.