I am a catalyst for change. I believe I can make a difference for others.

We see a future where every child leaves school knowing their innate worth, and equipped with the self-belief and emotional intelligence to live authentically.

We have the highest honour and the greatest responsibility, to nurture the light in every child, and to show them that light is the image of God within them. Every child holds infinite possibility.

Through Jesus and each other, we become ourselves.

Our manifesto

The Bible says that God is light - the source of truth, full of joy and hope. Jesus, God’s son, came as the light of the world to show the love of God, to lead and deliver mankind back into an eternal relationship with God.

Every child is made in God’s image, reflecting His light – they are all worthy, valuable and capable of tremendous things. To teach well is to nurture this light in every child.

We listen attentively, act kindly, encourage earnestly, correct compassionately and love unconditionally. We are gentle, but strong. Kind but courageous. We reflect God’s light toward our students in order for them to see it is within them.

We guide and serve them as we teach them to guide and serve others. We bestow opportunity, inspire possibility, teach persistence and model integrity. We ignite their love of learning and fuel their self-belief so they grow into adulthood as purposeful, capable and selfless leaders in their own lives. Leaders with the capacity and light to change their world for the better.

We unite together as one family – teachers, students, parents, relatives and friends – to share, learn, laugh, accomplish and become our best selves through one another.

Vision

The vision of Hunter Christian School is to partner with Christian families and the Church in equipping and empowering children to attain their full potential in Christ, within a loving, serving, caring school community.


Values

At Hunter Christian school we value empathy, commitment, selflessness, innovation, unity and empowerment. These values catalyse Christ-like character, Christ-filled courage and Christ-centred community.

Christ-like Character

Character with integrity and that values transparency. Always speaking honestly and from a foundation of relationship, with kindness and love. Where authority is honoured and the feelings of others are respected.

Christ-filled Courage

Courage that is bold in offering truth and challenging wrongs, in order to bring life to others. Finding our own unique voice, and confidently speaking of our faith to transform ourselves and others.

Christ-centred Community

Valuing the spirit of unity:

  • Seeking to affirm others by speaking and acting hopefully and positively
  • Practicing clear communication
  • Encouraging an intentional attitude of inclusion

Our Heritage

Founded by and continuing to remain a ministry of Mayfield Baptist Church, our school first opened with Primary classes in 1981 and was one of the first Christian schools in the Hunter Region. The School began when members of Mayfield Baptist Church recognised the need for an educational facility that would teach students from a Christian worldview perspective and produce an inclusive, friendly, community for school families.

In 1983, the Secondary department began with the first Year 7 students. Classes met across the road from the school in the home of a member of Mayfield Baptist Church.

Additional Secondary school classes began each year until our first group of Higher School Certificate students completed their secondary education in 1988.

The new prep transitional program for four year old children commenced in 2009 with a fully-resourced classroom and custom-built Prep playground installed exclusively for the Prep students to develop their gross motor skills.

In 2011, Hunter Christian School celebrated 30 years of investment into the lives of many students, their families and the community.

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