Maranatha is a Christian school founded in 1970 to provide genuine choice in education. The motto is, 'My Utmost for His Glory', and a Christian world view permeates every aspect of the school. A progressive multi-campus school, with sites at Doveton, Endeavour Hills and Officer, Maranatha continues to provide leadership in Christian education.
The school is based on a strong partnership with home. Teachers and parents support one another through open communication.
A non-selective entry school, it offers a strong academic curriculum from ELC to Year 12. Curriculum combines Teaching for Understanding (Harvard University) and Christian perspectives.
The Junior School program provides students with a springboard for mastering of concepts and processes in the curriculum, developing essential spiritual, social, personal and physical skills. Specialist teachers work in collaboration with classroom teachers to create enriching experiences and real life connections in students' learning.
Middle School is an inviting, engaging, supportive and safe environment for children to understand themselves in God's eyes as they navigate their way through puberty. The dedicated, rigorous and academically challenging curriculum is taught through an inquiry-based approach encouraging students to think about the world.
The Senior School program aims to meet the unique learning, pastoral and spiritual needs of this age group. VCE and VCAL are offered to cater for the individual gifts of all students. students of different ages, teachers and parents.
Teachers are passionate, intelligent Christian educators, who model and impart Christian values. They inspire students to achieve individual excellence and live lives of faithful obedience to Jesus. A House system ensures strong relationships are built between students of different ages, teachers and parents.Sport occurs at local, inter-school, state and national levels. Cultural activities include performances and exhibitions. Co-curricular programs include international mission trips, camping, music, leadership development, student exchange, academic competitions and enhancement programs. Staff monitor student progress, achievement, welfare and Christian growth. Discipline is firm, fair and in harmony with a Christian ethos. Students graduate to make valuable contributions and provide leadership in all areas of life.
The uniform is compulsory and enforced
Total enrolment: 812
Up to Year 6: 356
In high school: 456
In Year 12: 74
Accepts international students
Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed
35 VCE level 3/4 studies
123 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
11 VET program(s) available
19 VET students
Scores of 40+ 8%
Median Score 31
Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%
Satisfactory completions of VET 90%
Bachelor enrolled 65%
TAFE/VET enrolled 16%
Founded in 1970, Maranatha Christian School is the longest serving Christian school in Victoria, built on the foundations of Christian discipleship, personal integrity, academic excellence and community service. At Maranatha, we seek to honour God in all we do. This underpins the way we teach, the way we care for students and the high expectations we have both for our students and ourselves. Most importantly, it underpins our partnership with parents to ensure that your children are fully prepared for the next stage of life.
It is a delight to be Principal of Maranatha Christian School, which is a wonderful school community, committed to working together to ensure the best outcomes for all students.
Maranatha has always been a leader in Christian education and remains so today. With its focus on developing students to think Christianly about the world, its rigorous academic pathway that challenges students to apply faithfully what they have learned, its dedicated, talented and caring staff and its wonderful standard of student care, Maranatha helps students go from being today's student to tomorrow's leader at home, work and in our community. By inspiring and equipping our students to achieve personal bests in all they do Maranatha prepares students to contribute positively to society and honour God in their lives.
Raising children in today's world and ensuring a quality, affordable education is challenging, so the strong partnership between school and home, and Maranatha's dedication to Christ-centred learning supports parents in their decisions. There is no better wish that we have as parents but to see our children maximize what God has given them by using those gifts to the benefit of others.
School is a journey that we travel together. We look forward to partnering with you to build your children's future so that each of us may say that we have given, 'my utmost for His glory'.
Mr William Jackson
Name: Trya de Kretser
At Maranatha Christian School we are surrounded by a caring and Christ-loving community. Being able to share my schooling life with students and teachers who share the same ideals as me has been an incredible experience. I have met other students and teachers who constantly challenge me and help me become who I am. Going through school with teachers who genuinely care about your learning, wellbeing and faith has been such a benefit to me. Being at Maranatha since Prep, I have been provided with not only a supporting Christian education but also given so many life opportunities.
Maranatha provides once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as Thailand Mission trips, which affects not only small communities in Thailand but also the students that participate. Maranatha has also given me the opportunity to help local and international organisations by spreading God's love. Maranatha teaches us practical skills through camps and opens our eyes to the world during our excursions.
The open days listed below have been sourced from Maranatha Christian School for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.
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