Waverley Christian College

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TypeChristian independent & co-educational
MottoIn Hoc Vinces
In This We Conquer
Established1978 as Parkmore Full Gospel College
PrincipalPeter Sheahan [1]
GradesK-12
Gender Co-educational
Enrollment1900
CampusesWantirna South & Narre Warren South
Colour(s) Royal blue & gold         
AffiliationsIndependent School Victoria; Christian Schools Australia; CityLife Church
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Waverley Christian College is a co-educational independent Christian school with two campuses - Wantirna South and Narre Warren South. The College offers Christian education to pre-school, primary, and secondary students.

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History

Originally established in 1978 as Parkmore Full Gospel College by Parkmore Full Gospel Church, the church and school merged with Waverley Christian Fellowship (now CityLife Church) in 1983. The College moved to its present site in Wantirna South in 1989. [2]

CityLife Church Church in Victoria, Australia

CityLife Church is a multi-site, Pentecostal megachurch located in Melbourne, Australia, with weekly services in the municipalities of Knox, Casey, Manningham and Whittlesea. Weekly services are also held in Mandarin and Cantonese at the Knox site. CityLife is the largest church in Melbourne and second-largest in Australia. It has a strong emphasis on gathering in small groups called life groups. Its leadership team is headed by interim Senior Minister, Andrew Chisholm.

The College has over 1900 students enrolled in 2018 from Kindergarten to Year 12 across both campuses.

Houses

The College has a four-house system. Each student is placed in a house named in honour of Christians who made a significant contribution to the promotion of the Bible in Christian history. The house system conducts weekly student meetings and aims to encourage healthy competition, build team spirit and develop student leadership. Points are awarded in academic, sporting and spiritual areas of the College.

The house system is a traditional feature of schools in England, originating in England. The practice has since spread to Commonwealth countries and the United States. The school is divided into subunits called "houses" and each student is allocated to one house at the moment of enrollment. Houses may compete with one another at sports and maybe in other ways, thus providing a focus for group loyalty.

John Wycliffe English theologian and early dissident in the Roman Catholic Church

John Wycliffe, was an English scholastic philosopher, theologian, Biblical translator, reformer, priest, and a seminary professor at the University of Oxford. He became an influential dissident within the Roman Catholic priesthood during the 14th century and is considered an important predecessor to Protestantism.

William Tyndale Bible translator and agitator from England

William Tyndale was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his (incomplete) translation of the Bible into English.

Charles Grandison Finney American minister and writer

Charles Grandison Finney was an American Presbyterian minister and leader in the Second Great Awakening in the United States. He has been called The Father of Modern Revivalism. Finney was best known as an innovative revivalist during the period 1825–1835 in upstate New York and Manhattan, an opponent of Old School Presbyterian theology, an advocate of Christian perfectionism, and a religious writer.

Christian education

Waverley Christian College encourages students to have a rich involvement in their faith and Christian lifestyle. Students and teachers participate in weekly Chapel which includes, worship lead by the schools own Chapel band, and a talk from a passionate speaker.

Narre Warren South campus

Narre Warren South campus was established in 2012. There were almost 700 students enrolled in 2018 from Prep to Year 12. Facilities include a library, arts and technology specialist classrooms, as well as science and computer laboratories. The Junior Primary Centre was refurbished for the beginning of the 2016 school year. Construction of a new multi purpose centre, incorporating a gymnasium and performing arts theatre, was completed in April 2016. A new Primary School building was completed at the beginning of the 2017 school year.

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References

  1. "Principal's Message". Waverley Christian College. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  2. "Our Vision and History". Waverley Christian College.