OCS is a non-denominational, co-educational, Prep to Year 12 Christian school that seeks to help parents to raise and nurture their children, educating them to a high academic standard. All educational programs incorporate a Christian perspective and seek to provide children with a sound biblical understanding.
The Four Key Focus Areas for OCS are:
- Christian education for lifelong discipleship
- Strong academic focus
- Emphasis on creative and performing arts
- Development of sports skills
The school seeks to bring all areas of school life into alignment with Biblical principles, including administration, curriculum, governance and welfare. By developing a faithful approach to education, OCS strives to offer excellent opportunities for academic, physical, spiritual, communal and emotional growth for all students.
“To raise up effective leaders of godly character who will blend academic achievement and biblical truth, to influence society for the glory of God.”
“In partnership with parents, Orange Christian School provides affordable education that brings honour and glory to God. OCS gives each child a Christ-centred education as a complete person created by God in His image:
- Academically –to see the world from God’s view
- Spiritually – to view themselves in relation to God
- Socially – to see others as God sees them.”
Orange Christian School is a non-denominational co-educational school. It covers the years Prep (4 year olds) to Year 12. The School is a Christian parent controlled school, founded and governed by an association of Christians committed to the cause of Christ-centred education. The school is a member of Christian Education National (CEN) which represents schools Australia-wide.
Situated on the edge of Orange is our beautiful, peaceful and extensive school grounds which caters for Prep to Year 12. Come and see for yourself how our students, from over 250 families, representing 30 churches have worked together to create our school community. Join us for a Personalised Tour at a time to suit you
After School Care
Orange Christian School operates an After School Care Centre which is open every school day. The program caters for school children from Prep to Year 8. Children enrolled in the After School Care Program are cared for by trained staff who mark the roll and provide an afternoon snack which usually consists of a cup of fruit juice, fruit, sandwich or soup.
National School Chaplaincy & Student Welfare Program
Each year the school is generously supported financially by the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program. Through this the Australian Government provides a Chaplain at the school. We appreciate and are grateful for their continued support and contribution to our school community.
Our School Chaplain Jann Osborn is available from Monday to Thursday to speak with students and parents. For appointments please call school office.
Practical PiP Mornings
OCS is founded firmly on the principle that Christian education relies on a dynamic partnership between the family and the school. We believe that the Bible gives parents the responsibility to raise and train their children, and therefore OCS enters into a partner relationship with our community of parents, to assist them in this important task.
To build community you need to have a clear vision, a common purpose, shared values and attitudes and clearly articulated goals. PiP is a program that we believe will assist our school families in growing closer through working on:
1. Common building and development projects;
2. Participation in education sessions to build greater understanding of what this partnership looks like and
3. Spending time together to develop friendships between families, staff and board
In other words it helps develop greater ownership of the school vision and serves as an additional avenue for building relationships.
Practical PiP mornings, held on 4 Saturdays throughout the year, bring the community together. The focus for these times will be to complete a community project, which builds a strong sense of achievement and purpose for all involved.