What makes Horizon unique

At Horizon, we are inspired by the life, love and teachings of Jesus. We aim to inspire learners towards faith, as spirituality is valued as an aspect of whole integrated lives.

We encourage service to others, care for the world and one’s self, and practice bible exploration and prayer. We see both science and faith as important ways of discovering the truth about ourselves and the world. Our community has a diversity of thought on matters peripheral to our core faith. In these matters, students will be taught a range of views and encouraged to investigate further for themselves and/or to go home to speak with their parents.

Acknowledging the Lenses Through Which We See

All schools have lenses through which they view the world, though these are rarely acknowledged. At Horizon, our Christian faith permeates all that we do. We seek to have lenses of faith, hope and love.

Learning is achieved through three different ‘ways of knowing or of seeing’ that are discreetly different:

(as an expression of faith)

(as an expression of love)

(as an expression of hope)

Open to learn

We are a community of learners, which includes learning to love ourselves, God, others and the world in which we live. We love how an educational community shaped by Christian values, aspirations, spirituality and ethos helps us to be connected in these ways. This holistic approach builds a strong foundation for wellbeing, which research shows is foundational for learning and success. Many of our families seek to live their lives shaped by similar values, and together are a dynamic and welcoming community to people with widely varying cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

Inclusive Community

By nature, we are an inclusive community. By law, state-integrated schools must have preferential and non-preferential placements. The intention of the Integration Act is that our school primarily provides an education for those who ‘have a particular or general connection to the Christian faith.’ Applicants need to demonstrate why they want a Christian education. A connection to the Christian faith is not essential for enrolment. The Act allows discretionary places for some students outside of this criteria. Within the restrictions of the Act, we have welcomed diverse families who desire a spiritual education for their children.