Together we achieve the Extraordinary!
At Gold Coast Christian College, we aim to create an environment where quality education is achieved by staff, students and parents working together in partnership. Teachers provide a stimulating and challenging curriculum while valuing and encouraging children’s individual learning needs. We seek to develop the whole child which includes the spiritual, physical and academic dimensions.
We are purposeful in our intention of introducing your child to God, with the hope that they will begin a life-long journey with Him. We believe children should be cared for in a safe and nurturing environment. Our motto is “Christ Centred, Service Oriented, Innovative Learning.”
In the midst of educating the citizens of tomorrow, we recognise eternal value in the opportunity we have to share the life changing, awe inspiring love of our Heavenly Father. Everything we do at our College centres firmly on the expression of His love. This means that in everything we do, we aim to give our students opportunities to grasp who God is.
Our teaching staff are committed Christians who take the time to pray for each family in our College Community throughout the year, with prayer and daily worship also an integral part of class time. Our Encounter Curriculum provides students with the opportunity to learn about God and engage in a transforming relationship with the creator of the universe.
The Australian Curriculum is the foundation of our quality learning program at Gold Coast Christian College. Our staff are committed to supporting the development of student capacity to apply knowledge and skills confidently, effectively, and appropriately in all aspects of their learning.
Our Primary teachers work to create a differentiated, supportive, and safe learning environment for the students in their care to maximise learning potential. Our staff know their students and how they learn, they know the content and how to teach it and plan collaboratively to implement effective teaching and learning.
Our staff actively engage in professional learning using the Quality Adventist Schools Improvement Framework. This framework directs a formal school based review process, aiming to strengthen the professional learning culture. Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching is a framework used by teachers to inform best practice.
Reporting plays a key role in developing school/family partnerships to support student learning. Semester reports are provided twice a year and are only one of a number of ways the College communicates student achievement and commitment to learning. At the end of Term 1, parents receive an interim report which is a brief overview of student progress. Frequent and varied forms of informal feedback occur throughout the year to ensure students are aware of their learning progress to help shape their learning journey. Parents are encouraged to attend Parent/Teacher Interviews to discuss the formal report.
A full range of primary subjects from the Key Learning Areas are offered including the following:
PREP TO YEAR 6
Encounter (Religious studies)
Humanities and Social Sciences
The Arts - Drama, Music and Art Technology
PE (Physical Education)
Weekly chapel programs
Week of Worship (WOW)
Personal development and social inclusion
Class camps (Years 4-6)
Sponsor children - each class from Year 2 fundraise each term to support their sponsor child from Cambodia.
STEM Challenge Program - Jaguar in Schools Years 5 & 6
Private music lessons
School musical productions
Music Immersion Program - Violin Year 3, Brass & Woodwind Year 5
Inter-school Sport - Soccer, Netball, Touch Footy and Austag - Years 4-6
Swimming - whole school swimming lessons for Term 1, Prep - Year 3 in Term 4