Pedare is an Independent Anglican and Uniting Church School. The College’s culture, aspirations and principles are founded and fostered on our Christian values and traditions and we welcome students from all backgrounds and faiths. As the College Prayer affirms, we celebrate our diversity knowing that it inspires creativity and builds community strength.
Pedare has strong relationships with its Anglican and Uniting Church founding parishes and strives to teach and nurture faith in God. It is our aim to educate young leaders of the future who are distinguished by compassion, to give more than is received, to serve, and to love with God’s guidance and care.
Our Christian Life and Worship Programs are designed to open a dialogue with students about God, Faith and Spirituality. Whilst Pedare openly communicates its Anglican and Uniting Church Faith background the Christian Life Program also provides an atmosphere for understanding and respect for the diversity of religions and traditions within our community. We aim always to be sincere, respectful and reflective in spiritual matters, and we encourage our students to explore their own personal faith journey. The College Chaplain conducts the worship program supported by students and staff.
In 2017 Pedare has utilised the Religious Education Curriculum Framework developed by the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane’s Anglican Schools Commission (ASC). This curriculum has been taught in our Reception to Year 5 classes. The College will trial this ASC curriculum for Year 6-10 during 2018. The core elements of the curriculum are the Gospel of Jesus, the story of God’s people as recorded in the Old Testament, the Life and Worship of the Anglian Church, living in the Kingdom, issues of social justice, Christian ethics, other faiths and Christian Worship.
You have blessed Pedare Christian College and made it a place of learning, support and spiritual growth.
We give thanks for the students and their families, for the staff and for the many friends and supporters of Pedare.
Give us an open heart towards others, knowing that our diversity inspires creativity and builds community strength.
May your Holy Spirit fill us, guide us and strengthen us for each new day, so that the light of your love shines brightly through us.
This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour. AMEN