Learning

Our Bible-based curriculum has been developed over the last three decades to produce a quality cyclic approach using traditional methods of education in conjunction with the latest in best-practice teaching.

Sunrise Christian School approaches all areas of learning – as set in the Australian Curriculum – through a Biblical lens, with the aim of successfully educating your son or daughter to achieve personal excellence and the leadership attributes to help fulfil their destiny. We aim to continuously improve and maintain the best in teaching and learning practices and opportunities for the development of your child.

Every student is given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for the transition to secondary and tertiary education and achieve their true potential in the wider world.

At the core of our philosophy is the understanding that faith is inherent in every aspect of life. Therefore, we do not teach ‘Bible’ or ‘Christian Studies’ as a separate subject. To do so is to imply that faith is separate to the rest of life.

Instead, the school’s morning starts with class devotions, or an assembly where the truth of the Bible will be explored and the relevance of it, discussed. Subject lessons bring opportunities to draw attention to the character of God, or to expound the intricacies of His creation. And finally, the school day concludes with reflection time and opportunities for thanksgiving.

We encourage our teachers to be a collaborative extension of your home and make the most of those ‘teachable moments’: to train and reinforce right behaviour; to honour and glorify God; and to instil a healthy and rounded world view.

Junior School

Our junior school families share a close bond with our committed and caring staff, all of whom invest deeply in your child’s wellbeing. We aim to be an extension of the home, offering faith-based encouragement and support to all junior school students.

By building Christian character in your son or daughter, we strive to equip them to fulfil their potential, academically, emotionally, socially and physically. Your child will be encouraged to shine and be all who God has made them to be. To build fun and engaging learning environments we have implemented ‘Fun Fridays’. Every second friday afternoon, with the help of parents and friends, students get to participate in a variety of activities from arts to games and building.

A biblical worldview forms the foundation for rich and diverse learning and allows students to develop enhanced thinking skills and enthusiastically engage in the joys of discovery.

Upper Primary

The Upper Primary Experience at Sunrise has been designed to meet the challenges of today’s dynamic society. We aim to provide your child with the opportunity to develop both independent and collaborative learning in the context of a supportive, nurturing environment. We seek to foster his or her gifts and talents in a way that prepares them to successfully navigate the challenges, and respect the rewards, of life.

As part of a successful transition to secondary school we offer a range of specialised subjects introducing students to new skills and further developing previous learning. Middle school students have opportunities to practically apply their faith to the local and wider community. Your child will not only be encouraged to seek leadership responsibilities that actively connect them to the school community, they will also be given the chance to organise special events and support areas of need in the local and global community.

Middle School

Our middle school is facilitated through our partner school Temple Christian College on site here in Marion. This provides a smooth transition from Grade 6 into middle schooling as students are familiar with their location and surroundings. It also means that students have the best education available through shared resources and expertise between our schools.

Temple Christian College has been educating students from all over Adelaide since 1983, providing an authentic Christian community where all students are encouraged to grow in Character, Service and Influence.

This also then provides a pathway into senior schooling at Temple Christian College’s Mile End campus. All students of Sunrise Christian School receive guaranteed entry into middle and senior schooling at Temple Christian College.

We aim to provide your child with the opportunity to develop both independent and collaborative learning in the context of a supportive, nurturing environment.  We seek to foster his or her gifts and talents in a way that prepares them to successfully navigate the challenges, and respect the rewards, of life.

As part of a successful transition to Senior School we offer a range of specialised subjects introducing students to new skills and further developing previous learning. These subjects include financial literacy, technology and design, practical science, creative and critical thinking as well as practical life skills.

For more information on the Temple Marion Middle School Program, please visit www.tcc.sa.edu.au/marion-middle-school

Senior School Pathways

Your child’s Sunrise journey continues with a pathway into our partner school, Temple Christian College. Temple is a Christian co-educational senior school that educates students from grade 7 to 12 to grow in Character, Service, and Influence.

Temple has the same faith foundation as Sunrise and therefore maintains consistent beliefs and values for your child as they enter into their senior studies. Temple works in partnership with parents and acts as an extension of the home, their passion is to prepare their students for a life beyond the classroom. Equipped to become good role models and strong leaders, prepared to have a positive influence within their workplace and community.

Temple Christian College has three campuses, in Mile End, Paralowie and now also Marion for Sunrise students. The site in Marion is a shared site with Sunrise Christian School Marion allowing for a smooth transition and an integrated community.

Due to our close partnership and shared faith, foundation, vision, and values, all Sunrise Christian School students have guaranteed enrolment at Temple Christian College for middle and senior schooling.

For more information on the Temple Marion Middle School Program, please visit www.tcc.sa.edu.au/