Kwinana Christian School is a ministry of Powerhouse Church (PHC) and as such is governed by a board of directors selected from the membership of Powerhouse Church. The relationship is a benevolent one which began when the school was founded by the church community in 2002. The commitment to commence the school and support the work both financially and operationally arose from the church community's desire to see children in the region of Kwinana given the opportunity to attend a low fee Christian school in their local area. The church through the ministry of the school seeks to present the gospel of Christ through the example and teaching of our staff to all our students and to see them transformed, equipped and empowered to improve their future prospects and bring about positive change the community in which they live. Students attending KCS are able, through the ministry support of Powerhouse Church, to broaden their opportunities for learning and have access to pastoral care and support. Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades programs provide an avenue for children to connect with others and participate in a range of fun yet valuable learning activities. AmpliPHY (Powerhouse youth ministries) also provide opportunities for older students to broaden their social networks and participate in more challenging activities designed to help build character, resilience and life skills. Powerhouse Church is committed to developing and establishing ministries that will enable both children and their families to develop strong connections with others in the local and church community.
Kwinana Christian School exists to equip children of Kwinana to live a life of abundance and influence, through a broad educational approach and a growing knowlege of and relationship with Jesus Christ.
KCS has at its basis four key principles that underpin both its strategic directions and its operations:
Connect | Transform | Empower | Equip
These terms are not simply words - they represent and support the vision and values of our school and the hope that we have for the students that we are entrusted to support, teach and guide:
Life was never meant to be lived alone - we were created to be in relationship with others - the degree to which we are able to take hold of opportunities in life is likely to be strongly linked to our ability to relate to others. KCS seeks to assist children to develop relational skills that enable them to participate and collaborate with others - students, staff, teachers, community members. Our hope is that many will develop friendships with a number of other children, staff and volunteers that will remain in place for many years after they leave school. As a Christian school we also value the opportunity to assist children in growing in the awareness of God; learning through their relationship with him how he is able to positively support them in every part of their lives.
True learning is not about knowledge - it is not what a person can remember - it is how a person grows through applying what they have learnt. Transformation comes through learning new understandings; recognizing new perspectives, developing new skills. KCS seeks to assist students grow through a range of activities and experiences so that they may be people who positively influence the people and communities in which they live. It is one thing for our students to have dreams and hopes; it is another thing for them to see their hopes and dreams realized. KCS seeks to assist students in learning of new skills and understandings needed to see their hopes realized. Importantly, KCS will also assist students to learn how to learn - to learn how to apply their understandings and skills in new contexts, and to have the skills to be active learners; people who take the initiative and responsibility to continue to learn and grow throughout their adult lives.
It’s one thing for KCS students to have dreams and hopes; it’s another thing for them to see their hopes and dreams realised.
KCS seeks to assist students in learning the new skills and understandings they will need to see their hopes realised. Importantly, KCS assists students learn, how to apply what their understandings and skills are in new contexts, and to have the skills to be active learners – people who take the initiative and responsibility to continue to learn and grow throughout their adult lives.
We believe that children have the capacity to do extraordinary things whilst they are young - we believe that children can make a positive and important contribution to those around them today and tomorrow. KCS seeks to provide opportunities for students to take on new challenges, to participate in activities that are not simply about learning, but applying their skills to real-life issues and opportunities.
PHC and KCS are committed to providing our students with the practical and quality facilities to support the educational program. This is of course an ongoing commitment which will unfold into the future as the school grows.
Current facilities at KCS include: