The Originals: Students equipped for life

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LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: The Sans Souci Campus was recently refurbished. Picture: Alexander Mayes

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: The Sans Souci Campus was recently refurbished. Picture: Alexander Mayes

St George Christian School is a K-12 co-educational Christian School based across two campuses in the St George region.

Infants' students (Kindergarten to Year 2) are at the Sans Souci Campus while Years 3 to 12 are based at Hurstville.

The school was established in a church hall in 1981 with just nine students and one teacher, before moving to Bexley.

In 1982, the school relocated to Sans Souci with a second campus established at Hurstville in 1984.

Over the past 38 years the school has grown and now caters for around 780 students, supported by a staff of more than 100.

The first parents had a vision to offer an education that was firmly based on Biblical principles, perspectives and values.

This vision continues to underpin the education on offer at the school as it approaches its 40th anniversary in the St George region.

School spokeswoman Suzanne Newton said St George Christian School aimed to equip its students for life.

They do this by combining educational excellence with a whole person approach to intellectual, social, physical, emotional and spiritual development.

"Our school has a strong tradition of service to others, and seeks to foster within our students a desire to look beyond themselves, engage in local and global issues and participate in the wider community," Ms Newton said.

"Our Beyond Ourselves Program is a focused initiative designed to provide students, staff and parents with opportunities to practically live out the message of the Gospel and extend the love of Christ through acts of service to our world.

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"Students are given age-appropriate opportunities to be involved in a range of support activities to the wider community as well as fundraising and awareness campaigns for various charities.

"Since 2009, the school has sent teams of students, staff and parents on annual mission trips to Vanuatu where participants have the opportunity to actively engage and assist those in physical and spiritual need.

"Closer to home, our Year 3 students recently incorporated a fundraising activity into their STEM project to raise money for the Sydney Children's Hospital."

After a complete rebuild and refurbishment of the Sans Souci campus in 2017, the school is about to begin a $14 million development of the Hurstville campus.

The proposed development will include new Middle School and Senior School buildings as well as an underground car park, alterations to the existing Senior School buildings and restoration of the Chapel. For details phone 9547 2311.