The Classroom and Beyond

To create an inspiring, well-rounded learning experience, all students are offered extra-curricular opportunities in a multitude of activities, including sport and music, that enhance school life at Sunrise.

Sport

We provide a range of sports for your child to explore  as part of our education programme. Your child may also participate in a number of inter-school events including athletics carnivals and sporting competitions. These competitions also provide an opportunity for students to be selected for state teams and events. Our school wide Aquatics Programme gives students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of swimming and water safety as well as snorkelling, and water sports such as Water polo.

One of the highlights of the school year at Sunrise is the Upper Primary Sports Day. This is held at the South Australian Athletics Stadium, where students from all six of the Sunrise schools come together for a day of athletic competition and community spirit. Students also love this chance to make new friends across our city and state; friendships that continue through the Sunrise school camps programme.

Music and Dance

A range of musical tuition options are offered at Sunrise Morphett Vale and are run by qualified and skilled teachers, all of whom are passionate about their chosen discipline. Opportunities in music and dance provide a creative way for students to learn and enjoy life together. These include whole class music lessons, lunch time hip-hop classes, choir, and a chance for students to express their creative gifts, performing and leading in our weekly assembly.
Another highlight of our year at Sunrise Christian School Morphett Vale is our end of year musical. This is held at the Hopgood Theatre where students from every year level perform with professional sound, lighting and staging.

Community Engagement

At Sunrise Christian School Morphett Vale we place a very high value on integrating with our community and sharing God’s love with those around us. You will find us regularly making visits to local aged care facilities to present concerts and spend time with the residents. As a school, we have developed strong relationships with mission organisations working to help others in need. As a school we have a long-term relationship with Compassion Australia and we partner with Run to Red each year.
We also strive to build strong and lasting relationships with churches in our local area, supporting and partnering with them in whatever way we can.
We also warmly welcome the involvement of parents and families in our school community. This may be through regular participation in school programmes, helping out at key events, or by taking part in parent groups.

School Camps

As part of the Primary School programme students participate in a series of school camps. These camps are deliberately structured to provide a sequential pathway that encourages confidence and strengthened relationships between peers. These camps are activity based and help students build life skills with a focus on outdoor education. The journey starts in Grade 3 with a sleepover at school. Then over subsequent years students attend a team building camp at Adare, an Adventure camp at Mylor, a farm life and horse-riding camp in Wirraway, and finally, a trip to Canberra for the Grade 6 class.Grade 6 students travel to Canberra with other students from the Sunrise Christian School community. On this investigative camp students get the chance to learn about our nation’s capital and political landscape. This opportunity for self-growth and increased independence comes at a significant time in a student’s life, a time they are preparing to enter middle school.

Missional Community

Ever since its beginnings, Sunrise has sought opportunities to bless and support people in need through missions and fundraising. In 2010, Sunrise started a school in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Sunrise Bethel Christian School currently has over 300 students and 35 staff. Apart from the principal and her husband, Mr and Mrs Cook, each staff member at Bethel is a national of New Guinea.
The Sunrise community in South Australia continues to provide ongoing support, through both yearly fundraising activities and prayer. Our desire is that our student’s generosity radiates from a heart of love and from lives that are blessed. Students recognise that being generous does not only bring joy to the recipients, but also to the giver themselves.