Why choose HCCS Secondary?

Why choose HCCS Secondary?

There are many compelling reasons why families should consider the HCCS Secondary campus at Oakbank including:

  • Highly trained and well regarded teachers, many of whom have International Baccalaureate experience
  • Christian teachers and staff who are supported by our Chaplains/Counsellors and together create a Christian community of learners
  • A delightful picturesque location on the convenient Onkaparinga Valley Road
  • Small classes, averaging 17 students where the learning is focussed and the uniqueness of students celebrated
  • The broad SACE curriculum comprising of over 20 subjects, some in partnership with Oakbank Area School
  • Pleasant families who raise their children well and therefore create a respectful student cohort
  • Strong education facilities including a 30+ acre farm which enables HCCS students to be involved in Agricultural enterprises
  • Strong weekly communication to families from the Deputy Principal
  • Access to many sport and extra-curricular activities to honour students strengths and to provide new opportunities
  • Enabling local young people to stay in the Onkaparinga Valley instead of travelling huge distances to school
  • The special focus of being the only Christian alternative in the Onkaparinga Valley
  • Easy access to the school using public transport and, in future, the HCCS owned bus
  • Strong pastoral care and nurture by our teaching and non-teaching team
  • Significant support of students with additional needs and on Individual Education Plans
  • A transparent and easy transition from Verdun and other Primary Schools
  • Exciting and informative excursions and camps including the Year 8 Mission Trip to Fiji and Year 9 Mission Trip to Adelaide
  • A comprehensive individual computing device programme and other classroom computing access
  • Involvement in the Adelaide Hills Student Pathway VET Courses including our own 3D Animation and VFX Film course
  • Social family events which build strong relationships with the school and families
  • Strongly supported ‘open door’ communication between parents and teaching staff