Our School

Twelve students were enrolled in Hinchinbrook Christian School in 2016. Of these, eight were engaged in schooling in Ingham–5 were primary students (four girls and one boy) and three were high school students (one girl and two boys). The remaining four students were in our distance education program - three primary students (two boys and one girl) and one high school student (one boy).

Besides the usual emphasis on academics and sports, students at HCS are encouraged to develop their Christian responsibility toward others. Regular Christian service opportunities are provided for the students through their classroom interaction, visits to nursing homes and participation in church activities. High school students are encouraged to do the "Teens 'n Training" (leadership development program) offered to them through Camp Benaiah.

HCS seeks to develop a family atmosphere in which all the students seek to help each other. Parents are encouraged to assist in the education of their students by  supervising homework, helping in the classroom if their schedule permits and maintaining regular communication with staff. Our annual survey of parents continues to register close to 100% satisfaction with the school's philosophy, educational procedures, management and staff. Students are happy and content with the school with most students expressing disappointment when unable to attend school because of ill health. The staff and management committee have all been associated with the school for may years and provide stability and experience to the educational program. For further information about Hinchinbrook Christian School contact the Principal–Becky Jaworski.

Excursions:

In Term 3, the entire school went to Townsville to see the Spirit of Anzac: Centenary Experience exhibition, brought up from the War Memorial in Canberra. Displayed there were artefacts and information about the Australians at war, from the Anzacs in World War 1 to the present day war in the Middle East. 

The school also took a trip in Term 4 to Mungalla Station to learn about the Nywaigi Aboriginal people and hear the story of the settlers who first occupied the area around Forrest Beach. 

School Concert

Our school concert this year was a play entitled “Rinse the Blood Off My Toga.” It was a detective comedy set in the Roman Empire. The hero, Flavius Maximus, was given the task of solving the murder of Julius Ceaser. Through much slapstick dialogue and hiliarious commercials, the villain Brutus is finally captured. During the scene changes, the students provided special music learned that year in their private lessons.

Christian Service:

Our students are encouraged to use their talents for the Lord. They have opportunities to go as a school to some of the nursing homes in the community and sing or play their instruments. The High School students have opportunities for Christian service and leadership training through the "Teens in Training" program at Camp Benaiah. Individually, the students are encouraged to serve in their churches with special music or the reciting of Scripture that they have memorised.

Visitors:

Visitors broaden the outlook of our students and expose them to new lands and cultures. Dr. & Mrs. Matzko and the BJU Team from the States visited and shared a presentation and music with our students. Dr. Matzko, a university chemistry professor, did science experiments in which the students could participate and be encouraged to see how fascinating the study of science could be. 


© Hinchinbrook Christian School 2016