Acknowledging responsibility to positively contribute to the relief of the less privileged in this global community.
Following the example of Jesus Christ, who epitomised the principle that it is more important to serve than to be served, Christian College inspires students to look beyond themselves to see, and respond to, the needs of others.
Our College philosophy states that students are ‘encouraged to recognise that they belong to a world society, and to acknowledge their responsibility to positively contribute to the relief of the less privileged in this global community’.
Within the academic programme, students have the opportunity to serve the community through a range of subjects offering practical experiences. These include- Christian Education, the Our World Central Australia elective in Year 10, Our World trips to Vietnam and Cambodia in Year 11 and Senior studies of Religion and Society.
Each campus also co-ordinates its own specially tailored, extra-curricular program that provides staff and students with the opportunity to participate in numerous fundraising and community service activities throughout the year. Regular projects include the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and World Vision 40-Hour Famine. Christian College is also one of a selected few schools in the Geelong region to take part in the Schools in Philanthropy initiative.
Since 2003, Christian College has forged an extremely rewarding relationship with the community of Viqueque in East Timor. Our ongoing partnership has included financial support through fundraising and regular donations, work parties and College Prefect visits, and the completion of numerous projects in the Viqueque region.
Locally, nationally and internationally, students at Christian College are encouraged to love and serve others.