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Vision Statement

The Vision of Brindabella Christian College is to advance a community of Wisdom, Integrity, Service and Excellence in and through Christian Education.

By the end of each stage at the College (ELC, Junior School, Middle School & Senior School), it is our hope and intention that students will be able to demonstrate understanding and action of wisdom, integrity, service and excellence as indicated in the following statements:

Wisdom

ELC

Understanding – God made everything, and He made us (Genesis 1:26 & Genesis 2:15).

Action – God made us all special, and He has a very special job for each of us to do (Genesis 1 26:27).

Junior School

Understanding - Understand that God knows everything about His creation and how we should live (Psalm 139 1:3).

Action - To think, say and do as Jesus shows us (Mathew 22 34:40).

Middle School

Understanding – Know the relational character of God, recognising He is the Lord over all creation (1 Corinthians 1-6, Genesis 1 1:31).

Action – Go to God to gain wisdom through prayer and reading the Bible (Philippians 4:6).

Senior School

Understanding – Reverence for God leads to wisdom and the ability to judge correctly and follow the best course of action. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom” (Psalm 111:10).

Action – Revere God and therefore respect people and make wise choices

(1 Corinthians 10:31).

Integrity

ELC

Understanding – God is truthful, kind and good (Psalm 100: 5).

Action – God wants us to be truthful, kind and good to others (Luke 6: 31).

Junior School

Understanding – In knowing God we understand the truth (John 17:17).

Action – to be honest and speak the truth with themselves and each other (Psalm 25:5).

Middle School

Understanding – God has called us to demonstrate truthfulness (Psalm 119-160).

Action – to do good deeds (Matthew 6: 1-4).

Senior School

Understanding – We are not perfect but Jesus makes it possible through the Holy Spirit for us to follow a pattern of ethical behavior (John 18: 10 - 11).

Action – To act with sincerity through discernment of God’s Word (Hebrews 4-12).

Service

ELC

Understanding - God helps us because He loves us (John 3:16).

Action – We help others to show God love (Luke 10: 30-37).

Junior School

Understanding - To serve and follow God with joy as Jesus did (Psalm 100:2).

Action – Showing God’s love through service to others (Ephesians 2:10).

Middle School

Understanding - We are called to see the needs of others (Micah 6:8).

Action – Using their gifts to encourage community (Isaiah 11 2:3).

Senior School

Understanding - Jesus came to serve not be served (Matthew 20:28).

Action – Putting others before yourself (Mark 10:45).

Excellence

ELC

Understanding - God is good and He made everything good (1 Timothy 4:4).

Action - Creating us was God’s very best work! We always try to do our very best work, too! (Isaiah 64:8).

Junior School

Understanding – Whatever we do work hard as we work for the Lord, not for others (Colossians 3:23).

Action – Doing things as well as we can. Don’t stop trying, never give up, be humble (Colossians 3:17).

Middle School

Understanding – Excellence begins in your heart and is an attitude of your heart (2 Corinthians 8:7).

Action – We endeavour to seek grow and learn in excellence (James 1:2-4).

Senior School

Understanding – Excellence is the pursuit of rigorous inquiry (1 John 4:1).

Action – To persevere, discern and select thoughts, actions and ideas for the glory of God (James 1:6, 1 Corinthians 15:58).

A History of Brindabella Christian College, Canberra

For over thirty years Brindabella Christian College, formerly O’Connor Christian School, has provided a holistic approach to education based on Christian values and beliefs.

Beginning with 2 teachers and 29 students in 1980, we now cover two campuses in Charnwood and Lyneham with930 children and young people currently enrolled. Our students are taught to pursue a life of wisdom, integrity, service and excellence in and through Christian Education.

Preparing young people in a rapidly evolving world which can be volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, demands that the significant adults in a young person’s life lead and learn alongside them with purpose, compassion and humility – that they know our young people well, that they love them well and teach them well.

We welcome anyone wishing to learn more about the College and encourage you to make an appointment to meet with us.

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