Whitsunday Christian College exists to give children and young people a rich and satisfying life full of promise, purpose and hope.
We exist to enact Jesus' purpose (John 10:10), "My purpose is to give people a rich and satisfying life." In doing so, we strive to shape young men and women of character who are eager to live an adventurous life as they meet life's challenges using their God given gifts and talents to lead and serve others in truth and grace.
We see education from a holistic perspective. The Bible tells us that Jesus grew in wisdom and stature as a child, and in favour with God and people. Wisdom includes both moral and intellectual development. Stature has to do with physical growth and development. The phrase ‘in favour with God’ has to do with spiritual development. ‘In favour with people’ has to do with social development. Therefore, we are interested in all aspects of a child’s development. We aim to engage the whole person, that is, we believe learning is most powerful when it is permeated with rich positive values, constructed in a socially rewarding atmosphere, and challenges the head, hands and heart. Our dedicated teachers aim to teach students to become confident and independent young people, aware of their gifts and talents, and responsive to the call of God in their lives to be capable and willing to serve others. We aim to develop each young person to be the best he or she can be in all she or he undertakes.
We do this by:
- achieving high academic and social standards,
- providing quality independent schooling within a Christian atmosphere of love, respect, peace and discipline,
- establishing positive teacher-student working relationships,
- valuing student ability and personal effort
Our motto, Excel in Truth and Grace, is drawn from the Bible, the book of John, where the writer is explaining the reason for Jesus coming into the world. While Jesus was Truth and Grace, we seek to promote in ourselves and our students a life that is characterised by this twofold virtue, Excel in Truth and Grace.
Imagine a life that was characterised:
Truth: fact, reality, certainty, accuracy, genuineness, precision, legitimacy, honesty, integrity, dedication, loyalty, devotion, fidelity, uprightness, sincerityGrace: kindness, decency, favour, mercy, charity, love, elegance, inward beauty, charisma, humility, forbearance, patience, self- control, altruism, compassion
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:06