Faith for Life
At St Philip’s Christian College, we are intentional about our environment being shaped and defined by Christian beliefs, values and practices. Our staff provide transformative Christian education through the integration of Christian faith into every sphere of school life. Our Ministry Team work alongside wellbeing coordinators and teaching staff to provide our students with excellent care and equip them with authentic biblical teaching for Christian living.
Chapel is a regular gathering where students have the opportunity to encounter the presence of God. Worship, Bible-based preaching and engaging activities are used to creative an atmosphere where students experience God's grace and his message of faith, hope and love. Chapels also create a platform for students to be a part of the Chapel Creative team, where they are encouraged and equipped to grow in their God given talents.
Our Chaplains provide one-on-one consultation as well as small group sessions such as Shine and Strength (a self-awareness and personal growth short course), Bible study, prayer and discipleship groups, friendship support, social skills support and leadership training.
The Empowering is a two day youth conference with the sole purpose of empowering young people to lead a God centred life. Approximately 600 students gather together from schools all over the Newcastle, Port Stephens, Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions, to learn and be inspired by some of Australia's best communicators.
Every second year Senior School students have the opportunity participate in a two-week mission trip to our sister school, Manna Public School, in Payakaraoepeta, India. Students spend their time working in schools, teaching lessons and interacting with students. There are opportunities for speaking, singing, drama and sharing testimonies. This is a challenging but extremely rewarding adventure of faith. Our students return changed for the better after living and working among some of the world’s most needy children and making a positive difference in their lives.
In late November, Year 12 students have the opportunity to travel to Vanuatu after completing their HSC exams. There students are involved in mission work with the Christian school and local community. They spend time interacting with the children in their classrooms and in the playground, help with building projects and have the opportunity to share their testimonies.
Year 10, as a part of their work placement, have the option to take part in a local mission trip to the Indigenous community of Boggabilla. Students run church services, provide practical assistance to the community, teach scripture in schools, organise an active kids program and interact with the local Aboriginal children.