Rev. John Nicol
“The board of Singleton Christian College, of which I was a director, came to the decision that we were no longer equipped to handle the strategic and financial demands of the school. When the opportunity arose to meet with the board of Australian Christian College, it was very evident that this was an opportunity that would bring a healthy change for both the School and the Church. ACCs christian values and commitment to quality education has provided great support and choice for families in the area.
The handover of the School was without issue, and as Pastor of Generate Church I would like to state that ACC was very generous and gracious in all of their dealings regarding the School and Church. Since the handover both the Church and the School have continued to flourish and go from strength to strength.”
Susan Fellowes - Generate Church Singleton
“The independent Christian school sector is under significant pressure with changing government requirements, implementing the Australian curriculum whilst maintaining a Christian distinctive, increased requirements for governing boards etc. Australian Christian College (ACC) has Christian education at it's heart. It sees its mission as helping struggling Christian schools survive and thrive in this changing environment.
As the past Board Chair for one such small school (Seabrook Christian School, Tasmania) I can testify that ACC's model is a solid and professional approach to ensuring that Christian schools remain viable. ACC's approach was comprehensive - communicating with government and stakeholders ensuring the transition to a new operating model was seamless. I commend them to any small Christian school seeking to navigate a pathway in these challenging times for Christian education.”
Mark Hochman - former Chair of Seabrook Christian School
Southlands Christian College (SCC) had its humble beginnings in 1999 when it was started by Albany Christian Education Association. I started teaching with SCC in January of 2000. There were only 29 students when I began and that year I pioneered the Early Years Childhood Room. The numbers of students grew to 61 by 2003 and then they wavered up and down to the point where we needed to close the school in 2006. But the Lord had His hand on our little school and blessed it by introducing us to Christian Education Ministries (CEM) who literally arrived at the meeting where the parent body were making the decision to continue with SCC or close it down. The vote was unanimous in accepting CEM's help and the turnaround began!
In 2008 we became Australian Christian College Southlands, of Albany - the first of many ACC schools. Now, we have 523 students enrolled both on campus and in online distance education and are negotiating with Council over our new building, which is nothing short of miraculous. We thank the Lord for His faithfulness in preserving a Christian school like ours which is interdenominational and reaches out into the community.
Terry Phipson - Southlands Christian College
If you would like to discuss ways CEM could benefit your school, please contact Steven Read for a confidential discussion.
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