Our Purpose is, through excellence in education, to develop people of integrity and Christian character.
Statement of Philosophy
The educational activities of the College are designed to provide opportunities for all student to achieve their maximum development intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically.
The process of education involves the continued development of a set of values upon which all decisions depend. Christian Education seeks to enhance sensitivity to values that are in harmony with God’s will. The development of character and personality based upon a love for God, unselfish concern for others and personal self-respect, is basic to all curricular objectives. The concept that every child is a candidate for heaven and that education is a preparation not only for life in society today and the future but also for eternity, is implicit in the total curriculum.
Seventh-day Adventists believe in the reality of God the Creator, and that humanity was created in God’s image. We have fallen from His original perfection through sin. The ultimate aim of Christian Education is the restoration of the image of God in people through the redemptive power of Jesus Christ.
We believe that an understanding of the world and ourselves is enhanced by an acceptance of the Holy Scriptures as a measure of reality and truth. Education is a search for truth and therefore is guided not only by reason, but also by the revealed will of God in the Bible. We are endowed with intelligent powers of choice and are accountable to God in every aspect of life.
The programs of, and teaching in, Gilson College support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
* elected government
* the rule of law
* equal rights for all before the law
* freedom of religion
* freedom of speech and association
* the values of openness and tolerance
The College is fortunate to have a considerable number of resources to facilitate both the teaching of sport as well as fostering a love of recreation. Five external basketball courts, two ovals and a large gymnasium ensure that our students have access to a variety of sport options.
The Primary School is well resourced to assist student learning across all areas of the curriculum, using a variety of devices including iPads, computers, video digital devices and laptops.
The Secondary School also has access to desktop computers, sets of mobile computers and many access points for research. The Art complex has its own design studio, the Library is well resourced with computers, and the Design and Tech wing has its own theory room complete with computers and other digital technology.
The entire campus is wirelessley networked and monitored.
Both primary and secondary students have access to their own well-resourced art facilities. This includes pottery, film and digital photography, 2D and 3D artwork as well as water, acrylic and oil-based painting. The College also has developed a senior technology complex which includes: food and nutrition, industrial technology and textiles.