Why consider HCCS?

Reasons to consider HCCS for your family may include:

  • children are respected as unique creations of God with individual strengths, gifts and talents
  • staff are chosen because they love children, want to make a difference in the life of each child and they have an excellent knowledge of children’s learning
  • numeracy and literacy learning is strong, while creative pursuits are encouraged
  • children’s emotional, social, spiritual, physical and musical growth is valued and nurtured
  • children feel safe and empowered because of respectful relationships between students and staff and fair discipline practices
  • staff planning and professional conversations are reflected in strong student progress and rigorous curriculum
  • parent and community support is evident in classroom learning activities, the Learning Assistance Programme, sporting competitions and carnivals, Grandparents’, Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day celebrations, guest speakers, and much more
  • an effective staff support team collaborate to meet children’s learning and emotional needs
  • Christian staff seek to develop the whole child in body, mind and spirit
  • most new students commencing at HCCS come because an existing or past parent has recommended the School
  • the Early Learning Centre is a popular place for children to start their school life
  • eight male classroom teachers are on staff in the Primary School in 2017 , giving the School a balanced gender of staff members
  • small Reception classes transitioning to two straight classes from Year 1 to Year 6
  • the unique Year 7 experience, adjacent to the Onkaparinga River , is highly regarded by students and families.
  • the Secondary Campus at Oakbank continues to flourish and commenced Year 12 in 2017
  • children are able to commence as 3 1/2 year olds at HCCS and conclude their schooling when 17 or 18 years old
  • a magnificent setting at Verdun that lends itself to Nature Play and students becoming creative thinkers in consideration of their environment