A Brief History
Our school has come a long way from humble beginnings in 1983 with just 7 students and one teacher in the hall of the Bowral Baptist Church. In 1987 the first classes were held on the current site with the building program having largely been undertaken by volunteer builders. The school has continued to grow in student numbers and now includes Prep, Junior and High School facilities and has matured and developed into a diverse community. Over more than thirty years the school has retained the vision of a Christian education for children, firmly based on biblical principles and recognising the value of partnering with parents.
The governance of SHCS is via the School Company, Southern Highlands Christian School Ltd. Members of the School Company are technically the owners of the school and membership is open to Christians who can embrace the School’s Statement of Faith and are supportive of the School and its operations. The School Company meets three times a year.
The Board of Directors is elected from Company Members and meets monthly for meetings and bi-monthly for workshops.
Christian Education National
SHCS is a member of the Association of Christian Education National, a community of like minded and like governed schools. CEN provides a range of supportive services for over 80 member schools across Australia.