Founded in 1980 and supported by Anglican, Baptist, Uniting and Salvation Army churches, the college has a philosophy based on the pursuit of high academic standards within the framework of the Christian ethos. Staff, parents and board members seek a balanced, total education for each student. Uniform is compulsory. Christian College currently has four separate campuses: Kinder and Junior School at Belmont, Middle School at Highton, Senior School at Waurn Ponds and Junior and Middle School at Drysdale, on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Facilities: Spacious settings including a chapel, swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts, libraries, specialist rooms for computing, music, manual arts and technology, science, art and home economics.
Curriculum: VCE subjects cover the Key Learning Areas as well as specialist courses. LOTE studies taught are Japanese and Indonesian. Students are able to commence several VCE courses at Year 10 level.
Sport: A wide range of traditional sports with inter-school competition. Outdoor education is taught from Years 9 to 12.
Extra-curricular activities: Public speaking, choir, drama, dance, instrumental music (concert band and string ensembles), annual musical production, camps and tours, cultural visits and musical evenings. Students are involved in community service, sponsorships and project care visits to elderly people.
Student welfare programs: There are published guidelines for encouragement of effort and co-operation as well as for discipline and expectations. Good communication between parents, students and staff is vital. Students are involved in decision-making through the Student Representative Council, house captains, bus monitors and a prefect system that promotes leadership. There are college chaplains and careers guidance teachers.