Why OCS?


Our Vision – “To raise up effective leaders of godly character who will blend academic achievement and biblical truth, to influence society for the glory of God.”

About Our School

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.

Christian education seeks to support the unique development of each child so they can glorify God and meaningfully serve each other. It is built on a strong partnership between parents and school, where open communication and parental inclusion are both valued and encouraged.

Key Focus Areas

  1. Christian education for lifelong discipleship
  2. Strong academic focus
  3. Emphasis on creative and performing arts
  4. 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.

OCS is part of Christian Education National (CEN) school network and affiliated with Australian Association of Christian Schools (AACS). OCS Limited is a company limited by guarantee.

Our aim is help students to build their lives on firm foundations with a focus on:

HEART – love of others and ways that can serve and support our school community and the wider community;
SOUL – an understanding of one’s self under Jesus’ kingship;
MIND – engaging with, and pursuing academic excellence; and
STRENGTH – endeavouring with all one’s physical abilities in every task undertaken.

It is through this teaching, mentoring and encouragement that OCS prepares our students to embrace the joys and challenges of living life as a Christian disciple in the twenty-first century.

Vision and Mission

The Vision of Orange Christian School is: “To raise up effective leaders of godly character who will blend academic achievement and biblical truth, to influence society for the glory of God.”

The Mission statement is: “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”

School History

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Orange Christian School was established in December 1980 by a group of parents who saw the need for Christian education in Orange. They formed an “Association” and established a school to facilitate the education of their children by teaching the Christian values espoused in the home.

Following Government approval, classes commenced in January 1981 with 17 students. Miss Anne Pagot was the first teacher and classes were held in the premises of the Church of Christ in March Road (currently Burrendong Way) Orange.

Enrolments, staff numbers and facilities gradually increased and, through faith, the current site was purchased in 1988. Classes began at the Cecil Road site with 123 students in September 1989. Since then, the site has been developed with modern buildings capable of housing 450-500 students.

We sincerely thank the pioneering and present parents who, through their dedication and love of the Lord, have strived for many years to achieve the present position of the school.

School Focus

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Academic Focus

OCS employs Christian teachers who are experts in their field and are passionate about encouraging young people to develop a life-long love of learning.

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Christian Discipleship

At OCS we have a clear focus on assisting students to know what it means to live a life dedicated to serving Jesus Christ.

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Creative Arts

OCS offers Music, Visual Arts and Drama through to HSC level, with Drama and Visual Arts being offered on site and Music offered through Distance Education.

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Sport

Sport at OCS not only provides opportunity for participants to develop skills, build confidence and stay fit, but also serves as an avenue to develop leadership skills.

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