LETTER FROM THE

PRINCIPAL

Welcome to Discovery Christian College, Agnes Water’s only Prep – Year 12 learning community.

 

Established in 2015, as a response to the growing need for a high school in Agnes Water, the College has grown into a vibrant Prep – Year 12 learning community. Discovery Christian College is committed to partnering with families in the education of students through an intentionally designed, supportive and challenging environment where every student can both realise and fulfil their potential.

 

Built on the foundations of character, community and excellence, Discovery Christian College seeks to grow students through a broad suite of opportunities that support holistic development across academics, sport and cultural pursuits. Our programs are delivered by passionate, dedicated staff who seek to understand the unique characteristics of our students and challenge them to grow in a nurturing and caring environment.

 

Although we are young in our development as a learning community, we know that students will graduate from Discovery Christian College as confident and resilient young adults, ready to influence and shape the world around them. We look forward to partnering with you in your child’s educational journey.

ABOUT US

Discovery Christian College opened its doors on 2nd February 2015.

The big vision of Discovery is to offer a rigorous academic program and provide vocational pathways for every student leading to opportunities to follow their passion.

 

CHARACTER

At Discovery Christian College, the development of character is of paramount importance. Christian values such as love, respect, integrity and perseverance are an integral part of who we are and what we promote by valuing each child as a unique creation of God.

 

In all that we do as a College, our goal is to provide opportunities that empower all students to grow, equipping them with the characteristics and skills to make a difference in their communities, locally, nationally and globally.

 

We achieve this by:

  • Providing an inclusive College community where students are known, valued and respected by all.

  • Meeting children where they are, and striving to help them develop in their pursuit of excellence.

  • Encouraging the development of responsibility and resilience through building a growth mindset.

  • Facilitating opportunities for students to develop empathy, compassion and understanding through service towards others.

 

In the classroom, Character can be summarised through the following three pillars:

  • Respect for Self

  • Respect for Others and;

  • Respect for Community

COMMUNITY

At Discovery Christian College, community is at the heart of our mission. As a Prep to Year 12 learning community, the feeling of family and connection is tangible in all that we do. Students have opportunities to build confidence and connections with others across multi-age levels, fostering a sense of belonging, through purposeful interactions and authentic relationships.

 

We challenge our students to think beyond themselves, seeking to build the capacity to serve the needs of others before themselves. Instilling a sense of commitment to others outside of themselves will prepare our students to be responsible leaders of the future in whichever community they find themselves in.

 

We achieve this by: 

  • Nurturing and fostering connections & friendships across year levels.

  • Partnering with families and the local community to support the growth and development of our young people.

  • Intentionally focusing on the development of belonging, empathy, understanding and compassion towards others.

  • Empowering students through service learning opportunities that challenge them to think beyond themselves.

EXCELLENCE

The pursuit of excellence is valued across all facets of College life. Staff actively encourage and support students to achieve their personal best through rigorous learning opportunities that excite and encourage our students to step out of their comfort zone and build upon their gifts and talents. 

 

We make a key distinction in recognising that our students must strive for excellence not to be excellent. With this notion in mind, we recognise that excellence looks different for all of our students, that it is a process and that it is defined by positive habit building in all areas of life.

 

The aspiration for excellence is fundamental to our core values. We achieve this by:

  • Creating an atmosphere of belonging where each child’s unique gifts and talents are fostered & encouraged to grow.

  • Knowing our students and developing rigorous learning activities which cater for their individual needs, meeting them where they are, but challenging them to extend themselves.

  • Establishing high levels of accountability, through clear expectations, structured processes and a holistic student development focus.

  • Providing a suite of opportunities across the Arts, Sports, Academics, Service Learning and Vocational fields that harness students’ passions and inspire them to pursue excellence in all endeavours.

 

EMPLOYMENT

We would like to extend an invitation to interested teaching staff from any year level or subject area to submit your expression of interest for consideration.  All expressions of interest will be treated confidentially and we will not contact your referees prior to requesting permission from you.

To express your interest in future positions, please email Mary Pringle, at hr@discovery.qld.edu.au with the following:

  1. Employment Application Form (download below)

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Current Opportunities

There are currently no employment opportunities at the College.

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CONTACT US

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PO BOX 198

Agnes Water

QLD 4677

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