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Vision & Values

Vision Statement

“Growing in Christ, Striving for Excellence, Influencing the World”

Mission Statement

Heatherton Christian College is a high quality, contemporary Christian school where we honour God and put Jesus at the centre of all we do.


We produce students who have a strong Christian faith and the capability and desire to positively influence the world around them. We earnestly help and encourage our students to develop the skills and mindsets needed for a purposeful and meaningful life in a changing world, including an innovative and enterprising mindset, initiative, a strong work ethic, empathy and a growing capacity to lead and serve others.

Through our strategic programs and wide ranging learning opportunities, our students grow and flourish through our, “Five foundations of a whole, healthy, Heatherton child” framework. That is, they will grow spiritually, emotionally, academically, physically and socially. This is enhanced as they strive for excellence to develop and use their God given passions and talents.

Philosophy

Heatherton Christian College is an expression of the life of the Kingston City Church which serves God in

  • Winning souls for the Kingdom of God
  • Caring for them at the point of felt need
  • Training them for life and the work of ministry


The College exists to achieve these for children in the context of an educational environment. This process involves the whole person, physical, mental and spiritual so that every student reaches their maximum potential and should become mature, stable, creative and knowledgeable citizens of the wider community.

The philosophy of the Heatherton Christian College is based upon:

  • A Pentecostal, charismatic, and evangelical view of the scriptures in harmony with the mainstream of Christian doctrine.
  • An efficient and exciting approach to the learning process in which excellence of education is paramount so that each child will reach their potential.
  • A disciplined environment to facilitate the educational process with due regard to common courtesies, well mannered behaviour and strong social interaction.
  • An awareness and responsibility towards the wider community yet at the same time protecting the students from destructive influences.


These issues can only be fully achieved as the College works in harmony with parents and church. The College is therefore aimed primarily to serve those families who attend a Christian Church.

Strategic Priorities

Our newly developed Strategic priorities for the College are as follows. The full version, containing our “Key thinking and beliefs”, and “Goals” for each priority, are in our Strategic Priorities document.

Faith in Action

Our Objective – Students who are strong and growing in their Christian faith and knowledge of the Bible, and who actively share God’s love with others through acts of service and discipleship.

Learning & Creativity

Our Objective – A rich and creative learning culture where all students and staff remain inquisitive, motivated to learn and work hard to achieve their God given potential.

Innovation & Enterprise
Our Objective –To raise Christian thinkers, designers and entrepreneurs who solve problems and create ethical and sustainable social and business solutions.
Growing Leaders
Our Objective – A servant leadership mindset, skills, behaviour and actions in all our students and staff.
Health & Wellbeing

Our Objective – All students and staff “thriving” spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially.