Established in 1978 Summerland Christian College is an independent school situated in the scenic hills overlooking Goonellabah and Lismore.
As a College we are committed to providing a supportive Christian environment from Pre-Kindy to Year 12, giving every child ‘a hope and a future’. We are the only school your child needs, building academic excellence within them throughout their schooling and partnering with you, as parents, to seek your child’s unique pathway for life.
Here at Summerland, we believe that students thrive best in a supportive Christian environment. That’s why we seek to provide a caring, faith-inspired setting built on God’s Love. Our Christian ministry programs include pastoral care initiatives, weekly praise and worship, daily devotions, Christian faith-filled teachers, and a number of mission enterprises. Undergirded by a Christian worldview and biblical values, we see students graduate from our College confident in who they are and equipped to be an asset to their community and future employers.
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Teaching & Learning.
Here at Summerland, we believe God has created every child with a unique set of gifts and with distinctive potential. As a result, we are committed to discovering a unique pathway for each student, supporting them with a carefully designed curriculum and personalised goals. This individualised approach allows teachers to tailor the learning and sets students up with strategies to accomplish their lifelong goals.
Summerland is a school with proven academic success. We nurture and build academic excellence in our students from the very beginning, using evidence and research-based teaching principles to help them reach and exceed their academic potential.
We build our students’ digital literacy all the way through their schooling, producing competitive 21st century graduates. Through strong educational programs such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and EDGE Mathematics, and with dedicated teachers who draw on current data and use innovative approaches to learning, we are able to help students achieve outstanding academic results.
21st Century Learning Spaces K-12
Science Laboratories Purpose designed
Sporting and Recreational Facilities Field, court & athletics
Multi-Purpose Centre The Grace Centre - incorporating a full-size Olympic Basketball court, auxiliary sport
storage and office rooms, performing arts room, ensemble and individual practise
rooms, sound proof recording booths, industrial kitchen, change rooms and foyer space.
Early Learning Centre With play-scaped area for our Tranistion to Kindy students
Cafe For parents during drop off & pick up
Learner Support Rooms Purpose-built with small group study spaces
NEW $5.9Million SECONDARY EXPANSION BUILDING PROJECT, ready 2019.
Featuring, the following 21st Century flexible learning spaces throughout:
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)
University style common areas
New parking and drop off zones
The classrooms are designed to create different environments with digital and wireless connections, movable furniture and whiteboard topped tables. Created around the concept of natural light, airflow and passive solar design, these classrooms feature views out to the Border Ranges and to the coast.
To learn more about this exciting building project, click here.
What we offer.
Summerland offers a vast range of co-curricular activities that support the students’ formal education. Our students are provided opportunities in sport, music, the creative arts, living skills and missions to enrich their schooling experience. Programs such as STEM, Book Explorers, Summerland Super Actions, evening events, lunch clubs and rewards rooms allow students to lead and serve within our school and in the broader community.
- Inter-school sport
- Creative arts
- Living skills
- Mission experiences
- Book Explorers
- Summerland Super Actions
- Public events
- Lunch clubs
- Rewards rooms
- Barista training