Adventist Christian Education in Western Australia commenced in 1899 as a part-time evening school, operated in Murray Street, Perth for Chinese settlers.
Later in 1903, action was taken to establish full-time primary schooling. During the decades that followed, many Adventist schools were established both in city and country regions.
Victoria Park Christian School is a part of Adventist Christian Schools WA. There are currently four Adventist Christian schools in the Perth metropolitan area and one school operating in country Western Australia.
We are part of Adventist Schools Australia which currently supports 50 school campuses spread across Australia that offer quality Christian education to 13,000 students. This then forms part of a worldwide network of Adventist Schools employing over 84,000 teachers and currently educating over 1.6 million students.
Celebrating the provision of Christian Education for over a century, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Western Australia continues to give honour and glory to God for His leading in and sustaining of this integral ministry.
Adventist Christian Schools (WA)
ACSWA has two main goals for our schools.
Infusing Special Character into Education
Being Schools of Excellence
Traditionally, schooling involves the promotion of academic learning, physical development and social and emotional growth. Adventist Christian Schools in WA ensure that this maturing happens within a Christian context.
Special Character has been defined in many ways as it encompasses the faith, beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Put quite simply, it’s about leading people to Jesus, especially our students. Infusing Special Character into our schools involves all aspects of school life and includes ensuring that the Curriculum is taught within a Christian context.
School of Excellence
Being a School of Excellence is more than a league table rating. It’s more than having students rank in the top 10% of the state or nation.
A School of Excellence is one where every child achieves at or beyond their ability.
Longitudinal studies have shown that students in Seventh-day Adventist Schools significantly improve in their learning the longer they are enrolled, beginning with a small improvement beyond their expected ability and over time, building into significant improvement.
Victoria Park Christian School focuses on school improvement through the QASF and the provision of programs of learning to meet student's individual needs that enables us to help build this culture of improvement and be a School of Excellence.