Statement of Faith
- In the divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments.
- In the existence of One God in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
- In the Deity and Incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Son of God, the second person in the God head.
- In the salvation of mankind from the power of sin through the perfect obedience of the Lord Jesus Christ, His atoning death, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His unchanging Priesthood.
- In the necessity in order to gain salvation, of repentance towards God and of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- In the Ordinances as recorded in the New Testament.
To provide Christian education and training to children so that they are equipped to impact their community, our nation and the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Creek Street Christian College has been established to provide families with a Christian education, within a caring and disciplined environment that will enable children to fully develop their God-given talents and academic abilities, so that they are able to contribute effectively to the changing society of which they are a part. The College encourages and supports students to develop a positive and wholesome outlook on life, to become self-disciplined people and to be responsible and caring members of the community.
The school believes that education is based on the following premises:
The world is God’s creation (Col. 1:16) God gave man responsibilities (Deut. 10:12) Man requires preparation to meet those responsibilities.
Christian education is learning how to live according to the knowledge, understanding and wisdom which comes from God.
Knowledge is possession of all the facts. Understanding is proper interpretation of all the facts. Wisdom is proper application of all the facts. We believe the Bible is God’s revelation to man and that it contains the principles and values that show us how to live.
The pupil’s characteristics include many aspects: mental, spiritual, social, physical, moral and emotional, which are all integral to their development and therefore education will involve growth in all these aspects.
The school logo is designed in the shape of a shield. The shield represents the greatest weapon a Christian possesses, and is mentioned in Ephesians 6:16.
‘Above all take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one’ (New King James)
The shield was an important piece of armour for a soldier to protect all the parts of his body and to buffet the arrows and darts that the enemy fired at him.
The Bible lies open on the shield. For Christians, the Bible occupies the central position in their lives. It is the guidebook containing the inspired word of God that shows them how to live in a manner that is pleasing to Him.
Above the Bible is a sword and a dove. These two graphics are linked together through the verse in Ephesians 6:17 which tells the Christian soldier to take the ‘Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God’. It acknowledges the active working of God’s anointed word in our lives. The parallel of God’s word being like a sharp sword which divides evil from good is mentioned in Hebrews 4:12.
Two school colours seen in the logo are royal blue and white. Royal blue was chosen as it is the heavenly colour of the Holy Spirit. White speaks of the robe of righteousness which we receive when we become a Christian. This represents holiness, purity and living the right way before God.
A third colour, red, has been introduced into the uniform to signify the blood of Christ which cleanses us from all sin.
The College Motto: ‘Seek Truth: Love Mercy’ is based on the scripture in Proverbs 3:1-4 (NKJ)
‘My Son do not forget my law
But let your heart keep my commands
For length of days and long life
And peace they will add to you
Let not mercy and truth forsake you
Bind them around your neck
Write them on the tables of your heart
And so find favour and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.’
Our motto has two main challenges.
Firstly, to seek out and know the truth. The Bible says that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and was our example of someone who lived according to God’s truth (His Word and Ways). Christians acknowledge this is not an easy task, but with God’s help it is possible to accept the challenge and live by it.
Secondly, in understanding Truth we acknowledge as Christians that God is merciful and always forgives those who ask. The Bible says that because God has forgiven us and always forgives us we should be the same in our treatment toward other people.
An important part of our college is our Chaplaincy program. We are pleased to be able to provide this service to our school community for the benefit of our students, our families and our staff.
Our College Chaplain is able to support the college by coordinating our Chapel program, attending camps and by taking a relational, preventative approach to helping our young people as they grow and develop.
As part of our annual surveys our community is requested to provide feedback regarding this program and this feedback has always been very positive with a majority of survey participants acknowledging the programs value and supporting its continuance.