Our College Aim
Southern Hills Christian College is dedicated to the pursuit of educational excellence.
In reflecting on this we believe that excellence is a journey and not a destination, with a continual review and focus on improvement. We aim to see our students take up the challenge of striving for excellence across all that they do. Our staff are thrilled when our students demonstrate their best, whatever this might be.
Additionally the use of the words ?educational excellence? also reflects our understanding that schooling is a multifaceted process. While we have a strong focus on academic excellence, this is balanced by a careful emphasis on relationships and Biblical values that will guide our students through life and help them to reach their God-given potential by making good, ethical choices.
Our Early Childhood Program commences with a three or four year old kindergarten and supports the identification of each student?s learning style. Our staff implement a range of programs that are appropriate to support all children and when extra support is required, especially within the early years, a number of specialist consultant and teaching staff are available to discuss your child?s specific learning needs.
Pre-kindy, Kindergarten and Pre-Primary aged students learn through the dedicated staff in the Early Learning Centre before moving into the Primary School for Years one through six. Students enjoy a traditional primary school approach to education throughout these years with a regular classroom teacher and the same classroom for the majority of their learning.
The primary school teaching program is complimented by a number of courses conducted by visiting specialist teachers. Currently these include Music, Japanese Language, Physical Education and Library skills. All staff utilize a number of different resource materials in their class with a whole school approach to the use of curriculum materials in the key areas of Numeracy, Literacy, Science and Christian Education. At all times the teaching staff will work from a Christian point of view and provide opportunity for students to explore and establish their own beliefs.
Our students enjoy an established Middle School program for Years 7 through 9 which we believe greatly aids the transition for students as they progress towards more traditional secondary schooling.
The middle school model we embrace is constructed around the establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships between staff, students and parents. To this end we minimize the movement of students around the school and minimize the number of teaching staff that the students work with in any one year. This is sequenced so that students are well prepared for the traditional schooling model we embrace for year ten through to year twelve.
In year ten a large amount of work goes into liaising closely with parents and students to determine the students course selections for the important final two years of schooling.
A wide range of subjects is available to all students at Southern Hills Christian College. From these courses we enjoy seeing students succeed with university entrance as well as work placement and further studies through TAFE and trade / training opportunities.
Leavers to Leaders
Our unique Leavers 2 Leaders Program involves groups of Year 11 and 12 students travelling to the Philippines during and foregoing the traditional school ‘leavers’ week to give back to those in need.
Past student teams have built homes and orphanages, run feeding programs (that supply well over 5000 meals), established libraries, assisted with schooling, run medical clinics and helped micro businesses.
This outreach program has a profound impact on or students and the wider community, is extremely popular among students and helps shape our graduates to be understanding and compassionate adults as they enter the world.
Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA) was founded over 30 years ago born from a need to provide balanced, Christian education that would nurture and develop children?s spiritual, academic, emotional, creative and physical needs.
Today, our Association of seven existing schools work closely together towards achieving our vision of being leaders of effective Christian Education in WA, such that we influence the next generation of children globally.
Visit www.scea.wa.edu.au for more information.