With a rich history spanning nearly 50 years, our school has become well-known in the Sutherland Shire and across Sydney for providing an excellent Christian education. With over 900 students enrolled, we offer a preparatory program in the year before children start Kindergarten, known as Shire Prep, a vibrant Junior School (Kindergarten to Year 6) and Secondary School encompassing broad curricular opportunities (Year 7 to Year 12).
Relationships are very important to us at Shire Christian School – relationships between teachers and students; teachers and parents; and of course, amongst the students themselves. By investing in these relationships, we seek to create a culture where every child is part of a community that feels like family.
When young people feel safe and supported in such a community, they gain the confidence to try new things; take on new opportunities and therefore learn, develop, and achieve academically. Our students perform strongly in external tests and exams like NAPLAN and the HSC, and this comes from bringing together a strong learning culture and our caring and nurturing environment.
What really gets me excited as Principal is seeing our students grow as learners and become confident and engaged young adults who will make meaningful contributions to the community.
We are a Christian school and providing students with a Christian education is a fundamental part of our mission to educate students for a life of learning, purpose, and service. All of our students undertake Christian Studies as a distinct subject, and they are also encouraged to engage with a Christian perspective across the rest of their courses.
All our teachers are committed Christians – they are actively involved in their local church and are dedicated to living lives that serve Jesus. An outworking of that is the great care that our staff show for our students.
I hope you will get a good feel for our school as you browse our website. I encourage you to book a school tour so that you can meet our staff, see our facilities, and experience our community. Our school tours are a wonderful way to develop a clear understanding of who we are at Shire Christian, what we offer as a school, and why you might consider us for your family.
Mr David Stonestreet