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.
Our educational objectives are guided by the Australian Curriculum Framework and have been developed with a foundation of Biblical perspectives. In our classrooms we aim to develop learning communities, each contributing from their own knowledge and talents and helping others in the learning task. We also recognise the important role of parents in each child’s learning community.
Teachers regularly check students’ progress. Assessment outcomes inform where there may be gaps in a child’s learning and help teachers determine the most effective way to move forward to help that child reach their potential
The variety of methods to assess learning employed at MDCS include:
pre and post tests for formative assessment
class task inquiries
NAPLAN for Years 3 & 5