What does your child need to learn in order to thrive in the 21st century? What qualities will enable them to flourish in the continually changing context of their lives? What makes Heatherton Christian College so special that you should entrust your children to our care?
At HCC, our teaching philosophy is based on Jesus’ answer to the Pharisees in Mark 12:29-31:
Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
We believe in emotional (heart), spiritual (soul), academic (mind), physical (strength) as well as social (neighbour) development, in order to fulfill our purpose of life on Earth. These five areas encompass what it means to be a successful human, doing what is important according to God’s will and thus impacting our community, our nation and the world for Jesus Christ. We therefore believe that it is imperative to develop the child as a whole. We know that God has a specific plan for every child that walks into our school and that it is our duty to plant the seed for Him to water.
Each child is uniquely created and gifted by God. At HCC, we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life as well as the support that will allow them to fulfill their God-given potential. We aim to partner with parents to ensure that our children are able to reach this potential by providing a safe and secure environment in which they can explore, take chances and thrive.
We strive to make our College a place where every child feels safe and is able to develop the skills needed to thrive in society; skills like resilience, empathy, creativity, and problem-solving to name but a few. It is an honour and a privilege for us to partner with you and your child. The joy of guiding them in their learning and the shared delight when they achieve something which is new for them is a special and precious moment.
Parents have been given the ultimate responsibility to educate their children towards a biblical way of knowing and a Christian way of living. We believe that we exist to partner with our parents to achieve this.