With this month’s theme of learning and education, it’d be remiss of us not to celebrate some of our area’s stand-out educators.
King’s Christian College operates from two campuses on the Gold Coast. The Reedy Creek campus was established in 1980 and offers Kindy and Pre Prep as well as Primary and Secondary schooling plus a Trade Training Centre. The Pimpama campus was opened in 2015 and offers Kindy, Pre-Prep and Primary School (High School is due to start in 2019).
The King’s Christian College philosophy is to work in partnership with parents in the education of their children. Their goal is to lay the foundations that allow all students the opportunity to achieve their potential in whatever area of endeavour their goals lie. While King’s Christian College knows the importance of academic achievement in setting up students for success, equally, the college places emphasis on character development.
There is a saying the college often uses: “Your qualifications will get you the job, but your character or attitude will determine your success or failure.”
King’s Christian College acknowledges four ‘Foundational Values’ that their educators weave into all areas of school life. These four values are then broken up into three character traits:
- Live purposefully: Courage, wisdom and aspiration.
- Love faithfully: Compassion, respect and grace.
- Learn passionately: Excellence, curiosity and perseverance.
- Lead diligently: Integrity, self-control and humility.
The goal is to instill these four values and their component character traits into the students so that they become a part of who those students are and so they will take them into their adult lives. In that way, King’s Christian College’s hope is that graduates will have the character to help them succeed and become leaders in whatever area of life they find themselves.