Welcome from Our Principal

 
Dear friend,

Welcome to Berowra Christian School. Our primary aim is to help your child develop a profound sense of identity and purpose, empowering them to achieve their full potential and be their best self. Becoming a lifelong learner and understanding they are created to be a reflection of God’s love and grace in their lives is at the heart of everything we do to support their individual journey.

Located in the quiet bushland surrounds of Berowra, BCS is an interdenominational school with a primary focus on maintaining a high standard of academic excellence and success. It was noted in 2014* as being the school with the most significant student gains from Year 3 to Year 5 of schools within the local area, a clear indication of what a strong team with deeply committed attitudes can produce.

Additionally, our dedicated staff concentrate their attention on underpinning your child’s journey, teaching them to love, serve and develop at their best as well as preparing them for secondary school and life beyond education. Working from core Christian values, we believe that students will discover their identity in Christ, grow in self-confidence and leave with a solid bedrock of faith.

It is a privilege for us as teachers and staff to hear that our desire for every child to feel known and nurtured is clearly communicated to parents. We make an intentional commitment to listening to parents and in our latest annual school survey, one parent commented on how much they felt their son had developed; how confident, happy and included he felt.  This is why we do what we do; this is why we centre on providing a safe and nurturing environment inclusive of parent input, community involvement and children’s feedback.

It is not the absence of life challenges and difficulties that determine a child’s – and a school’s – success. Rather, it’s the way a school and its parents communicate and work together. The level of communication and collaboration turns challenges into opportunities and students learn, grow and thrive.

In a rapidly changing world, a firm foundation is essential. I believe the greatest strength of Berowra Christian School is the passionate, and caring team of Christian staff who love coming to work each day and who make learning fun. Our staff are approachable and parents comment on how trustworthy and reliable they are. I believe that the well-educated, secure and confident students that leave us at the end of year six are a testament to this commitment that each teacher has made in their time with your student.

For 30 years, Berowra Christian School students have consistently thrived as they move into secondary education. This has been as a result of the firm foundation that has been laid in their primary school years. Some of the defining factors that make our school stand apart from the rest are:

  • A Christian foundation at the root of everything we do
  • Solid academic programs from our Board of Studies approved curriculum with proven* student growth year to year
  • Excellent opportunities in music, art, debating and a wide variety of sports
  • Real opportunities for all pupils to experience leadership and service both in our school and beyond
  • Realistic small class sizes where every teacher knows every child

I pray that you consider Berowra Christian School for your child. I look forward to getting to know you and your child and learning how we can best provide for your child’s educational journey. Enquiries and visitors are always welcome at BCS. Contact us today to book a tour and I would love to show you around our school.

 

Steven Dodd

Principal

M.Ed. (UTS), B Art (Macq.), Dip Teach (KCAE)

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*In the Australian Newspapers 2014 “Your school site”, the survey comparing NAPLAN data, showed Berowra Christian School students had the greatest improvement of all schools in our local area.*