Community Life

A positive focus on community is an integral part of our school and the school life. It is a reflection of how Jesus taught us to live: by loving Him and by loving one another and caring for all. 

Your son or daughter will be guided towards helping those less fortunate, with the chance to engage with community groups and agencies, and, in the process, develop a more holistic view of the world. By building authentic relationships with the society around us, we can all grow together.  

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 parents’ groups.

The school understands, however, that many parents are unable to invest a great deal of time in school activities and would prefer to help out in other ways. We are always happy to chat with families about how they can contribute to the Sunrise school community.

Parent Involvment

Our school benefits from a strong and active community of parents and loved ones who are involved in every part of school life. Your support helps welcome new families and helps new families feel part of the Sunrise Christian School Paradise community from day-one. Parent groups are also involved in organising events and activities that draw families closer and enrich the fabric of our school. As well as a public Facebook Page, Paradise parents are also able to join the closed SCS Paradise group upon enrolment. This group is for SCS enrolled families and provides a forum to celebrate, share and ask questions.

Spotlight Magazine

With so much happening around the various Sunrise Christian Schools throughout the year it is often difficult for parents to keep track of the achievements, events and updates from our community. To this end, twice yearly, we produce a 'Spotlight Magazine', showcasing recent activities, celebrating student accomplishments and highlighting important information about our schools and community.

School App

Everyone recognises the need for parents to quickly access the latest school information, and the most efficient way to do this is via a dedicated school app. We currently use the SchoolStream app, which has been specifically designed to keep parents in touch with vital school communication that’s relevant to you and your family.

To access the app, simply follow these three steps:

  1. From you mobile device go to The App Store (iPhone/iPad) or Google Play (Android), search for School Stream and download the app to you phone.
  2. Once School Stream has finished installing, open the app, type your school name into the search THEN select your school.
  3. If you are prompted to accept push notifications, you will need to select OK.

OSHC (Out of School Hours Care)

Sunrise Christian School Paradise understands and respects that many children will need some out of hours care due to the unavoidable work and/or study commitments of their parents.

To meet this important need, we offer a high quality accredited OSHC (Out of School Hours Care) programme.

Our OSHC programme is an extension of the school and therefore an extension of the home. It supports parents and the school community by offering Christ-centred care. OSHC builds upon the nurturing, trusting relationship between staff, parents and children, in a safe, friendly environment.

Led by qualified and caring staff, the programme provides a wide range of stimulating experiences that aim to support the unique interests and developmental needs of each child. For convenience, allocated time for homework is also offered if required.
Your son or daughter will enjoy nutritional snacks during each session while being taught the importance of food hygiene and good manners. What’s more, the menu and the entire activity programme is displayed each week allowing you, your child and staff to add ideas and suggestions.

Please get in touch to have a chat about OSHC times, details and fees – including eligibility for government rebates.

Term Dates

Term 1

Tuesday 28 January To Thursday 9 April

Term 2

Tuesday 28 April To Friday 3 July

Term 3

Wednesday 22 July To Friday 25 September

Term 4

Tuesday 13 October To Thursday 10 December