A message from the Principal

Principal and CEO of Maranatha Christian School, Dr Roderick Crouch invites you to experience the difference a Christian-based education can make 

Welcome to Maranatha Christian School, the oldest Christian school in Victoria, with campuses at Doveton, Endeavour Hills and Officer. Our vision is to be an inclusive Christian learning community in partnership with the home and church where students are inspired to discover and develop their God-given gifts, abilities and character for a life of service to the Lord in contemporary society.

Through a model of Christ-centred education and constant encouragement, we seek to inspire children to develop and use their God-given talents to be the best they can be, both for themselves and others, as this gives honour to God. We do this by employing talented and capable Christian teachers who are not only highly qualified and well regarded educators, but also have the ability to build quality relationships with students.

Through both the academic and co-curricular program, children are encouraged to pursue excellence in all they do. To be a student at Maranatha means to access opportunity — the opportunity to learn, the opportunity to develop, the opportunity to serve, the opportunity to grow and the opportunity to excel. These opportunities are accessed by participation in a rigorous, challenging and engaging curriculum, as well as a wide range of co-curricular programs. These opportunities help children develop their personal faith and so build the necessary skills to be successful in life, no matter on what pathway God may lead them.
In a secular and diverse world, it is essential that Christians are able to defend the gospel intellectually (1 Peter 3:15) and have the wisdom and ability to discern right from wrong. At Maranatha we believe that, to do this, all students need to know how to think critically and become good decision-makers, both for themselves and others.

As importantly, we believe that as a school community we need to actively display God’s love for the world, as exemplified by Jesus. We do this not just in the way we treat each other with courtesy and respect, or display personal integrity, but practically through community service both here in Melbourne and visits to an orphanage in Thailand.

Completing a quality education at Maranatha means that boys and girls will have the skills to achieve success in their professional and personal lives and so make a positive contribution to society, no matter where in the world they might be. What better goal for your child than
a life of Christian service that makes a real difference?

I look forward to welcoming you to Maranatha Christian School and working with you in the education and spiritual development of your child to help them give “their utmost for His glory”.

Dr Roderick Crouch


Established in 1970, Marantha Christian School is the oldest Christian school in Victoria, the school has two campuses based on three sites: Casey Campuses Doveton […]

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