Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Creek Street Christian College, located in the City of Greater Bendigo, central Victoria.

Our College, founded in 1981, seeks to provide a high standard of Christian education for the families of our city and beyond. Over time our college has continued to grow and expand so that we now have over 360 students in classes from kinder to year 12. With our college contained on one campus this offers unique opportunities for the various year levels to support one another and for students to participate in school wide learning activities.

At the Junior College level, prep to year 4, a strong emphasis is placed on the areas of literacy and numeracy and parents are regularly kept informed of their children’s progress in these key subjects through term and semester reports and student record folders.

Christian teachers provide a positive and encouraging environment in which to learn and all students are encouraged to give of their best. Individual learning styles, levels of ability and interests are catered for through a variety of teaching methods including the use of various thinking tools, individual and group work, explicit teaching, interactive panels, iPads and computer labs. Handwriting and times tables remain key foundational life skills and their value is reinforced throughout the college.

As students move into the Middle College, year 5 to year 8, they are gradually introduced to a wider range of subjects and a larger number of different teachers, while maintaining the strong college commitment to the further development of their literacy and numeracy skills. A one-to-one iPad program is introduced at the year 7 level thus building on the already varied delivery of the curriculum.

Moving into our Senior College, at year 9, students participate in a growing range of subjects with the introduction of our Electives program. This program which seeks to lead students into their chosen career paths, or just give them a taste of the possibilities, continues to expand their learning opportunities further in year 9 and 10. These subjects added to core subjects of English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Christian Living, Physical Education and Health, SUCCEED 2024 and Chapel, include the options of Automotive Technology, Cabinet Making, Digital Photography, Extension Mathematics, Extension PE, Extension Science (Chemistry and Physics), Food Service, Food Technology, French, Music, Outdoor Recreation, Performing Arts, Private Study, Robotics, VET Community Service, VET Information, Digital Media and Technology, Visual Arts and Visual Communication and Design.

Our College is also proud to be the only school in Bendigo to offer the world renowned International Baccalaureate Programme. This wholistic alternative to VCE offers a high quality well-rounded course which encourages the development of 21st century skills applicable to all future pathways.

It is our belief that the opportunities we present to the students will form a strong foundation for the remainder of their lives, regardless of their future paths. It is exciting to watch them as they grow and develop in a Christ-centred environment.

Central to the College’s vision is the desire to see our students develop their God given gifts and abilities so they are equipped to impact their community, our nation and the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our desire is to help students DISCOVER all God made them to be.

Creek Street Christian College has proven itself over many years to be a college where young people can be encouraged to develop in all areas of their lives. This includes their academic, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Affirmation of this strong standing within the community is found in the ex-students who now send their children to Creek Street.

An established college culture and college history with continued stability of staff and governance plus is a firm foundation on which to build the next exciting part of the Creek Street Christian College journey.

We hope you will consider choosing us and we look forward to meeting you and your family.

Mr Gerhard van Blommestein – Principal