School is an assumed part of our modern Australian way of life. Parents often take school for granted. Consequently, many parents are surprised when they first take their children to school. They discover their chosen school operates on some assumptions which are not compatible with the way they are raising their children.
Schools always have a purpose. Sometimes this is written and sometimes not. Some schools have the purpose of getting children a good job. Some want to teach children to read and write. Others feel they have succeeded if the children in their school are happy. When choosing a school it is important to consider whether the underlying purpose and aims of the school are in tune with your own parental goals and aspirations.
So what is the purpose of a Christian school? While many schools have commendable goals, the Bible has radically different life priorities from what is taught in most schools. Christian schooling is designed to provide excellent education to families; an education which has underlying priorities in keeping with Biblical foundations and truth. There is no area of life where sound Christian principles are not applicable. Whether it is the teaching of science or language, solving students’ social concerns, respecting those in authority, caring for others, understanding people from different cultures, learning about history or geography, discovering leadership, having self-respect or choosing a career path, the truth of the Bible informs a truly Christian way of approaching everything.
Parents in Australia have a valuable opportunity not available to most other parents in the world — a choice to attend a Christian school which is funded on the same basis as any other type of independent school in the country.
CCM endeavours to provide through its Colleges, an education that is compliant with all of the rigours of State and National Curriculum requirements that is also immersed in foundational Christian truth.