For the Whole of Their Life.

St Philip's Teaching School History

Our History

Commencing in 2018, in partnership with Alphacrucis University College, the St Philip's Teaching School brought to life the vision to train classroom-ready Christian educators within nurturing Christ-centred school communities. Both school and tertiary provider recognised the need to improve the quality of teacher training by involving principals, exemplar teachers, students and school communities in forming Christian teachers. Founded on the belief that it takes a village to raise a teacher, an apprenticeship model of teacher training was launched. Trainee teachers inhale in school life from day one of their degrees with the support of dedicate mentor teachers and the Teaching School team.

At St Philip's Teaching School, we embrace the opportunity to engage with affiliated schools to equip people who love Jesus and have a calling to teach. The partnership with Maitland, Hunter and the Association of Regional Christian Schools provides a rich and diverse learning community and prepares teachers for service in Christian Schools across Australia. The vision of the St Philip's Teaching School is to focus on the whole person and to shape exemplar Christian teachers who are classroom-ready and display Jesus in all they do.

Christian Education is far more than a Christian way of understanding; it is about the whole of life — a way of living. At the St Philip's Teaching School, we seek to train and inspire young people on their journey of knowing and deepening their faith in Jesus.