The college was founded in 1982. Melton campus commenced operation in 2013. Purpose statement: to glorify God through Christ-centred education that helps children develop their God given potential. Core Business statement: Christian education – the quality development of the child. Our philosophy: The purpose of Christian Education is to develop the whole person. The school shares with the home, the church and the community in the nurture and education of children, but the final responsibility rests with the parents. God gives this responsibility to parents in Deuteronomy 6 and Ephesians 6. It is a responsibility which embraces the total welfare of the child and includes spiritual, emotional, physical, academic, social and cultural aspects. The college is open to all children whose parents accept and actively endorse its aims, and who wish to take advantage of the type of education being offered.
Curriculum: The staffing policy of the college is to recruit teachers who are fully qualified and registered and who identify with the Christian foundations, ethos and practice of the college. They represent a variety of denominations, but are united in their appreciation of the value of their provision of a sound education taught from a Christian perspective. In pursuit of the declared Aims of the college it is expected that children will reach high standards of work in an atmosphere of mutual encouragement, acceptance and care. Included with the academic curriculum will be Biblical instruction, Physical Education and Sport, Languages, Arts, Information Technology (IT) and a wide range of cultural activities. Every opportunity will be taken to broaden students’ appreciation of their place in the created world, and in the early years, to develop sound foundations for basic knowledge, skills and study habits. Our aims in education are not just restricted to equipping a child for a job, so students will be required to take a wide range of subjects until at least the end of Year 8. Vocational guidance and career counselling will be available when required and students in Years 10, 11 and 12 especially will be encouraged to structure their study program accordingly. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) are also available to Senior School students. The program at Kindergarten is based on the Victorian Early Years Language and Development framework. Subjects that are included in the timetable in Junior School and the ‘core’ subjects in Middle and Senior Schools are mainly those included in the Victorian Essential Learning Standard (VELS) and Australian National Curriculum. The college believes that presenting this content and material in the context of the Christian philosophy, is the best way to prepare any child for Christian living as a young person and ultimately as an adult within the wider community, irrespective of occupation or vocation.
Sport: Weekend sport is not compulsory at Heathdale, but students of all ages do have the opportunity to play in a College sporting team if they wish. All teams wear the Heathdale colours of red, white and navy blue and do not play on a Sunday. Heathdale Hornets Basketball club have teams that play locally on Saturdays at the Recreation Centre on Ballan Road in Werribee. Heathdale Netball club have teams that play locally on Saturdays at Mossfiel Reserve on Mossfiel Road in Hoppers Crossing. Heathdale Volleyball Club have teams that play on Friday nights during Terms 2 and 3. Games are played at either the Whitten Oval or Maribyrnong Secondary College and bus transport is provided. Aerobics is offered to students in Years 3 to 12. Two Saturday competitions are optional, as well as participation in the State AEROSkools competition in August. Training for the above sports is conducted outside of class time, either during lunchtime or after school. Connections with other sports can be made if a student has a particular interest. At present there are no sporting teams organised for Melton. Sporting teams will be explored as student interest grows.
|Religion||Non - denominational|
|Years||Kindergarten - Year 12|
|Enrolment||Available on request, please contact the college.|
|Fees||Available on request, please contact the college.|
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|Address||Werribee Campus: 175 Derrimut Road, Werribee 3030 Melton Campus: 102-112 Centenary Avenue Melton 3337|