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Saints Academy

What is Saints Academy?

St Philip’s Christian Education has developed an outstanding program for the hours outside of school to meet the needs of families within our school communities.

The program meets the high standards and excellence provided across other areas of the organisation including schools and early learning centres. We have created a program that children long to be part of and look forward to attending outside of school hours, providing opportunities for further learning and spiritual discipleship in a safe environment with qualified Christian staff. Our experience has shown that children are filled with anticipation and excitement for what’s ahead at Saints Academy.

The focus of the Saints Academy program is to engage children in the natural environment through active outdoor education programs or nature play.

We aim to get children outdoors and balance their screen time with green time. Time in the outdoors helps boost children’s development across all domains.

Saints Academy also includes opportunities for extended tuition in areas of the Arts, STEM, Health, fitness, leadership, and spiritual development.

Enrolment in Saints Academy provides opportunities for building friendships, developing talents and interests, and engaging in exciting learning opportunities without the pressures of academia. Extra-curricular experiences within the school environment build engagement and positive connections which often flow into academic achievement and student wellbeing.

Children are encouraged to be curious, creative, resilient, and articulate.


To create an intentionally unhurried learning environment where our student-centred adventures contribute to improved wellbeing and allow children and young people to master learning and skill development, through connection with the wider natural world, nurtured within a supportive Christian community.

Saints have been absolutely amazing and so supportive of my son and his needs; I could not fault them. 

Meet the Head of Saints Academy

I am excited to lead the way for this wonderful new venture. Having been a staff member at St Philip’s Christian College for almost 20 years, the last six of these as the Head of our Junior School at SPCC Newcastle, I have extensive experience in early years education, Christian integration in the classroom, outdoor education, leadership and culture building. I have completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and hold a Bachelor of Teaching (PDHPE).