"Our Mission is to work with families to help students reach their God given potential."
"Raising the next generation of Godly leaders..."
Faith Christian School of DE Aims & Objectives
To provide students with equitable access to quality education that promotes student excellence. To develop confident and creative individuals and successful learners through the implementation of programs and the provision of resources required to cover and implement State and National essential learnings and syllabuses within a Christian World View.
To recognise parental contribution and the privilege we have as a school to guide our families in developing the whole child through teaching support and resource provision. To work in partnership with parents who realise involvement is vital for both Distance Education and Day School for student learning success.
To provide safe, nurturing and well resourced learning environments, both physical and electronic - that are not confined to the four walls of a traditional classroom. Taking advantage of and building strong community partnerships and students who will be active and informed citizens.
To encourage the understanding of the family and home in providing a base and foundation for learning and experiences within school and community learning utilities, the wilderness and wider social contexts.
Picture: Mr. Caldwell travelling out west visiting DE families over a decade ago before there was even funding...
Philosophy and Values
We value the opportunity to live in relationship with God, accepting the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ to live Christian lives following God's Word –the Bible.
We value the equitable opportunity for students to fulfill their God given potential, developing their gifts and talents through learning academic knowledge and excellence in communication skills, critical reasoning ability and love for others.
We value our School Community to enable the students to live full and active lives, encouraging proper standards of fitness, cleanliness and purity.
We value the development of student's responsible, safe and caring behaviour. Teaching leadership and the joy in serving others - through witness, lessons and experience.
We value and endeavour to foster Christian family values and the importance of the strong family relationships and interpersonal skills with others as a basis for happiness and fulfillment to become life long learners and active well informed citizens. These values are in line with the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) declaration on educational goals for young Australians.
Our Philosophy and Values in Relation to Curriculum
To fulfill our Mission statement and be true to our Schools values we must ensure that our students have the opportunity to experience success to empower learning, encourage motivation and build deep learning.
This must be reflected within our curriculum with students able to work at their instructional level and have the opportunity to fill in missing links or receive extension where required. The Distance Education model we employ allows for a very high Adult to student ratio and this enables programs to be individualised on a level difficult to offer within conventional schooling models.
The Opportunity To Experience Success -OPTES
OPTES has been coined by our Principal who believes that, “it should be a fundamental human right for every student to have the Opportunity To Experience Success”.
OPTES means that set work should be at a student’s “instructional level”, a level that builds upon existing knowledge and understandings. This allows a “continuum of understanding” and learning with confidence.
Thus, students are not made to work at their chronological grade but instead at their instructional level. Also, where there are missing links, a student will actually be given the time and support to fix the problem and not just be pushed on with their chronological level work.
We also employ the vertically structured models of integrated units or secondary English units that allow two or more suitably levelled students to work on the same themed unit with differentiated assessment standards, tasks or outcomes. the setting short- and long-term goals to fulfill. This allows for a more interactive style lesson as the parent is able to capitalise on their time being share to two or sometimes three students at once covering the set instructions and leadup activity. This style of lesson also allows for group discussion and a more cooperative approach to learning.