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  • The Hills Christian Community School


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    The Hills Christian Community School

    Founding year: 1983
    Website: Visit Website
    Number of students: 0
    Genders Accepted: Mixed (Co-education)
    Leadership: Tony Fielke (Principal)
    Number of staff: 0

    Our unique school is focused on nurturing young people to become outstanding members of their community. We provide a high-quality education program firmly based on our Christian values. HCCS is comprised of an Early Learning Centre, a Reception to Year 6 Primary School, and a unique Year 7 Centre all in the village of Verdun, two minutes from Hahndorf, and a Secondary Campus at Oakbank, 4.7 kilometers away, for Year 8 to Year 12 students.

    Our Rivermont Year 7 Centre, ‘in the woods,’ is apart of our Primary Campus. Students believe this is one of the best years of their lives! As well as the Year 7 students, the property is used by all ELC and Primary students for Nature Play and Environmental Studies.

    HCCS has inspired and taught children for over 35 years and is served by a delightful team of Christian Educators who value children and seek to nurture young minds. The engaging learning climate promotes curiosity, discovery, independence, and smiles, with respectful relationships between adults and children immediately evident. Over 540 students from the Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 12 attend this co-educational school.

    In January 2013, HCCS commenced a Secondary School at Oakbank with a Year 8 class. Enrolling a new Year 8 class each year, HCCS Secondary has grown to 90 students in 2018. It now includes a Year 12 class, making HCCS the only Early Learning Centre to Year 12 co-educational, non-denomination Christian School in the Adelaide Hills.

    We are very excited to announce that in May 2018, negotiations began to relocate the entire Secondary School back to Verdun to create a unified ELC to Year 12 Campus. The desire of the Board would be for the relocation to be complete sometime in 2020, with the best-case scenario being for the start of the 2020 school year.

    We believe that the teachings of Jesus are the foundations upon which our attitudes and actions should rest. The following Statement of Belief was adopted as the School’s Foundational Creed in 1983:

    • We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God
    • We believe that there is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
    • We accept that Jesus Christ is central in our school and therefore that everything that is done, including the learning, at school or in the school’s name, should be done to honor Him
    • We believe in the sovereignty of God in creation, providence, revelation, redemption, and final judgment
    • We believe that all humanity was created in the image of God, but that man estranged himself from God and his neighbor by disobeying God’s Word and that reconciliation is only possible through the love of God and the sacrifice which Jesus made on our behalf
    • We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit who enables us to live a Godly life
    • We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ
    • We believe that all Christians are united in the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Our mission is to help children learn and grow to achieve their potential through:

    • Acknowledging that Jesus Christ and his teachings are central to the purposes of this school
    • Assisting each student to discover and develop their strengths and gifts
    • Developing a caring school community which respects diversity and values fellowship
    • Assisting students in developing a personal understanding and application of the Christian faith
    • Providing a foundation upon which students can develop discernment, wisdom, and leadership qualities
    • Preparing students for on-going learning and fulfilling lives in a world of rapid change
    • Fostering in students the development of positive relationships and interpersonal skills
    • Valuing each student and their gifts and contribution.

    Our Purpose The School is established and will be run to educate children based on the Christian Faith, by the aims expressed in the Statement of Belief. Our Aims are:

    • To operate on Christian principles, with a staff actively committed to the Christian faith, by the Statement of Belief and Aims as set out in the Constitution
    • To develop the spiritual, psychological, social, academic, creative, and physical potential of each enrolled child
    • To promote healthy learning with the appointment of high-quality teachers and support staff
    • To foster a co-operative relationship between parents, staff, children, and school
    • To provide a comprehensive curriculum which includes worship and has a balanced use of Christian themes in all relevant areas
    • To accept the common elements of the Christian faith while accepting the diversity of belief and interpretation and avoiding any denominational doctrine or emphasis
    • To be open, so far as its resources shall permit, to children of the community provided that their parents support the aims of the school
    • To promote and facilitate beneficial relationships between child, family, staff, churches, and the wider community.

    Secondary Campus – Oakbank154 Onkaparinga Valley Road Oakbank, South Australia 5245Phone: +61 8 8388 7811Fax: +61 8 8388 1308E-mail: [email protected]

    Address: The Hills Christian Community School, 14 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Verdun, South Australia, SA 5245, Australia

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