Heatherton Christian College is an independent Christian co-educational school for students from Prep to Year 12. The College is located in the south-east suburbs of Melbourne, about a 30 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD. The vision of HeathertonChristianCollege is ”Growing in Christ, Striving for Excellence, Influencing the World.” This vision statement underpins everything that we do at HeathertonChristianCollege. The teachers are hand-picked for their professionalism, are all committed Christians and are experienced in a variety of learning fields. A variety of subjects is offered at VCE level, tailored to the needs of the students. The school is committed to smaller class sizes, enabling teachers to spend more quality individual time with each student. The warm and caring environment ensures that students grow academically and spiritually, reaching their full potential. Active parent participation is encouraged.
Facilities: Include beautifully presented and well-resourced air-conditioned classrooms. There are wide-open learning areas for group interactions; an attractive assembly hall; new multi-purpose courts; new oval that has recently been surfaced with artificial grass; extensive shaded playground area; a new science lab, woodwork, and industrial kitchen; music recording studio; and a brand-new networked Mac computer centre. The curriculum is comprehensive and the school offers a wide range of subjects including French and Indonesian. A comprehensive Outdoor Education program is offered. A new gymnasium and library were opened recently. An amazing outdoor classroom constructed from shipping containers was opened in 2015.
Sport: Students participate in a wide range of sports: basketball, cricket, football, volleyball, athletics, tennis, soccer, swimming. Primary and secondary students participate in weekly inter-school sport. There are opportunities to progress to regional and state levels.
Extra-curricular activities: Camps and excursions, debating, musical production each year, overseas study tours, SRC, Duke of Edinburgh, prefects, sustainability group, ski camp, carnival, short-term overseas student exchange, house system, lunchtime programs, student chapel service, Year of Challenge (Year 9), Years 11 and 12 formal dinner, Academy of Creative Arts (www.academy.org.au), alumni, music tour of New Zealand. The College has sister-school relationships with schools in Indonesia and France. Year 12 ‘Schoolies Week’ missions trip to Thailand.
Student welfare programs: Pastoral care is readily available. The college employs a student counsellor. The school is accredited by the Government authority to cater for overseas students. (CRICOS Reg. no 018940)