Executive Principal's Welcome

Hello and welcome to Calvary Christian College, Townsville.  We want the same thing as you when it comes to your child’s education - a solid partnership between home and school to build and develop outstanding young people. 

The partnership between home and our College is the heartbeat of every child’s learning journey at Calvary.  We believe that we are called to create a Christ-centered learning community that enables our students to strive to be the very best they can in everything that they do. 

The development of outstanding young people does not just magically happen, it takes commitment and hard work from a lot of people over a long period of time.  At Calvary, we consider it a privilege to partner with our families to see the students in our care become all that God intended them to be.

As you explore our website I hope you can see and feel that it is all facets of a student’s journey that we focus on, these being academic, sports, performance and creative arts, emotional and social development, service and leadership and the development of character in and through the opportunities our College provides.  Developing young people that are prepared and well equipped for their post school journey is fundamental to everything we do.

As a College we are very deliberate and strategic about incorporating the future skills our students will require into our everyday learning across our College.  Skills such as problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration and conflict resolution are all fundamental to preparing our students to go out and make a difference for good in our world. 

Our College values come from Jesus’ commendation to the wise stewards in Matthew 25:21 "Well done good faithful servant".  We actively seek to inculcate these values into the lives of every student in our College as we believe these foundational values are those upon which successful and meaningful lives can be built. 

I extend an invitation for you to come and visit our College. It is my hope that you will see and feel for yourself our community and culture, both of which we are very proud, but as the old saying goes “there is always room for one more!” and that might be your child. 

Steve Downes 
Executive Principal Calvary Christian College