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.

Middle School

The Middle School 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.

Middle schooling is at its most effective when it recognizes that adolescence is a challenging and formative time in the lives of our students. Our Middle School is intentional in the way we cater for the specific needs of this age group, providing engaging and genuine learning experiences, whilst maintaining a pastoral heart in all that we do.

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.

Currently our middle school is starting with grade 6 and 7 in and will build to grade 8, 9 and 10 in the years to come. In grade 7, students take a trip to Canberra where he or she can see, first hand, our democracy at work. There is also the chance to shine at the end-of-year concert or musical, the graduation dinner, and at presentation night.

Beyond the Classroom

As well as educating children to pursue excellence in learning within the classroom, we also provide opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. These specialty programs provide diverse learning opportunities for students and ways for families to get involved, ensuring that no one misses out.