enriching and equipping
In partnership with parents, teachers at Illawarra Christian School are passionate about nurturing our students through this exciting time of personal change. A vibrant and relevant educational environment provides rich learning opportunities which equip our students for both current and future life experiences.
Our students are engaged in a diverse range of learning opportunities that allow us to care for their emotional, social, physical, spiritual and intellectual development as they grow in their understanding of who they are in God’s world. They are trained to develop resilience when they face challenges and to embrace disappointments as opportunities to learn and grow. During this important stage of personal growth, we provide a positive environment where students are encouraged to value each other and to treat those around them with kindness and respect.
Elective subjects in practical, academic, creative and technical fields cater for a wide range of abilities and interests. Students have the opportunity to select either one-year or two-year courses. We celebrate each individual’s pursuit of personal excellence in academic learning and run a cumulative program of seminars that equip students with effective study skills. The needs of both enrichment students and students with special needs are met as we focus on caring for each individual. Critical thinking, collaborative learning and technology are prioritised as essential elements in preparing our students for their futures.
Additional opportunities for engagement in sporting, creative, technical and practical fields are available, and the camping program proves to be a highlight each year. Extracurricular activities in junior secondary school include public speaking competitions, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program, the da Vinci Decathlon, STEM projects, and special Mathematics and Science events.