Christian Education Powers On

But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
— James 2:1

Emmanuel Christian School’s Purpose and Mission are wonderful, guiding statements. In case you have not read them in a while:

Our purpose is to prepare and equip students for life by providing the highest quality Christ-centred education.

Our mission is to educate and nurture our students within a Christian worldview that embraces each person as valuable and unique.

A strength of the four schools under the Christian Schools Tasmania banner are the annual Staff, Parent and Student satisfaction surveys. We had a reasonable representation of families contribute to the surveys. 

Our Christian impact comes out specifically in the School Culture section. Some of the results from families are very encouraging. A selection of them include these excerpts:

  • The school encourages the development of faith in its students — 4.1 out of 5

  • The school’s Biblical basis and faith understandings are  effectively integrated into the school’s curriculum — 4.3 out of 5

  • The school’s Biblical basis and Christian vision are well understood by students, staff and parents — 4.3 out of 5

I am encouraged by these results. We use ‘4’ as our goal, and in these areas, families rated us highly. In fact, all of the School Culture section responses were over the ‘4’ benchmark.

We will not take these results for granted and intend to do all we can always improve. As God tells us through the book of James, which I started with, our faith, our Christianity, is shown by our deeds. We cannot just say we are a Christian School. It has to be obvious in all we do. It is wonderful to live out our faith in Jesus Christ.

Our Primary Production, titled Forty, is a wonderful reflection of the last 40 years or Christian Education at Emmanuel Christian School and the many cultural themes that have come and gone during our years supporting and equipping students. Even though there are constant changes around us, strong Biblical standards and teaching through a Biblical lens will never cease to be a strong foundation for our young people as they prepare for a productive and rich adult life.


 Scott Winkler — Principal