Our Vision & Values


MDCS Vision Statement

It is the vision of the MDCS Association to provide by God’s grace a flourishing Prep to Year 12 school community where Christ centred education is paramount.


MDCS Mission Statement

The MDCS Association serves the families and the Christian Community of our district who desire a Christ centred education.

We do this by providing quality biblically-directed teaching and learning in a nurturing environment.

Such education seeks to develop the God given gifts of each child and together, with parents and the church, equip the child for a life of service in God’s world.



The MDCS Community Values:



The Bible

We recognise that "the Scripture of the Old & New Testaments is indispensable and determinative for our knowledge of God, of ourselves, and of the rest of creation, and for the whole educational task" (from MDCS Educational Creed)


Christ Centered Education

We recognise the centrality of Jesus Christ in all of life including education (Colossians 1). This involves prayerfully and appropriately challenging and equipping children for a life of service in God's world.


Partnership

We foster the partnership between parents, teachers, staff and students to develop mutual respect within the context of Christian Community.



Christian Teachers

We seek out committed Christian Teachers who regard their teaching as a vocation and also model Christian servanthood. We resource and encourage them as they employ their giftedness in the development and delivery of a creative Christian curriculum in which our children are truly "known" and their gifts recognised and developed for service in an "Education for Life".


Involvement

We call on school families, and Christian families in particular, to be involved in prayerfully exercising their various gifts in the service of the community. We plan for community learning opportunities that will challenge and develop a Christian worldview.



Support

We require all families to support the philosophy and values of the school.


Christian Community

The community will maintain a significant representation of Christian families committed to our Vision and Mission and nurturing our communal life.


Environment

We continue to enjoy and celebrate the intimacy of a small to medium sized school, our rural setting and our significant facilities and resources.


Celebrating God's Blessings

We thankfully recognise the Lord God as the giver of all good things. We are blessed with Government support and funding, a Christian heritage and a faithful and loving God leading us into the future.



Democratic Principles

  • The Mountain District Christian School community is supportive of the principles and practice of Australian democracy.
  • We are committed to democratically elected government.
  • We affirm the rule of law and acknowledge that all persons are entitled to be treated equally before the law.
  • We support freedom of religion.
  • We support the democratic freedom of speech and association that exists under Australian law.
  • We support the values of openness and tolerance.
  • We are thankful that we are able to educate in support of the Christian perspective of the Mountain District Parent Controlled Christian School Association, and give preference of enrolment to Christian families in accordance with the Equal Opportunity Act 1995.