Why Christian Schooling
As parents we need to recognise ALL schools are faith based. Some schools are Christian, some associated with a particular religion, and others supposedly "neutral". Yet the absence of a religious faith does not mean the teachers and other staff are neutral. All teachers are people. Therefore they all have personal beliefs and values. It is natural for these beliefs and values to be expressed in their role as they interpret, plan and deliver the curriculum in their classrooms. The Annandale Christian College community believes it is important to have Christian teachers educating their students and, more importantly, that they deliberately teach from a Christian worldview.
"The Christian believes that there are no neutral facts, that everything is related to God and has significance beyond this life. ... Christian education, therefore, has to do with every subject of knowledge. Adding a few courses in religion and Bible study to a school curriculum, or holding religious exercises and chapel services, does not make a school Christian. ... Christian education requires a Christian point of view for the whole curriculum; a God-centred program in every department ... A Christian school seeks to be Christian every hour of the school day."
(NUPCCS - ‘Is the State School a Christian School?’ circa 1970)
Our staff are all Christians, highly professional and committed to nurturing the students in their care by proclaiming Christ’s sovereignty in all areas of life. This not only results in strong academic performances, but in young Christian men and women who see the world through the lens of the Gospel. We are continually thankful that we are able to offer Christian education that is affordable and where the role of parents is honoured in the life of the school.