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.
The Religious Education program engages students from R – 12 with rigorous academic reflection on topics such as The Meaning of Life, Who Am I, and Where did I come from? These big questions are dealt with on different levels and are indeed continually explored on a journey during a lifetime.
The Junior School Curriculum centers around exploring a variety of Bible stories and Characters that teach us many of the Christian Values.
The Middle School Curriculum engages with many of the issues that life brings such as Homelessness, Discrimination and Forgiveness and how Christian Values help us to respect one another.
In Senior School students study Comparative Religions to develop a knowledge and understanding of the global environment in which we live. They develop logical reasoning skills in dealing with some difficult issues in Situational Ethics and Philosophy. Student engagement with Christian Ethics is always a highlight of the course.
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