Our approach to education at Mountain District Christian School is based on a holistic view of the child, as understood from the Bible. We see the education we provide as going beyond the basic schooling process, seeking to prepare children for a life of service in God’s world.
We aim to foster discernment in our students, helping them to think about life in the world and give them guidance to make wise choices. MDCS is convinced of the need to nurture the whole person, viewing each child as unique, gifted and individual, yet called to live, grow and learn in community. We value what they think and feel about themselves, what God thinks of them and His love for them. As a result of the school’s philosophy and beliefs, students are surrounded with much care, encouragement and support.
What sets our school apart?
In the Senior Secondary years, students benefit from the smaller class sizes at MDCS. They often receive significant personal attention. One aspect of a MDCS education is that our teachers adopt the role of ‘pastoral carer’ as well as educator in the lives of their students. The Secondary school is therefore structured so that students in Years 7-10 have the same teacher for a substantial amount of their class time. This enables the teacher to get to know each young person well, see them at work in different situations and help them sort out any problems they may be having while at school.