Araluen Christian College is a Transition to Year 9 College situated in Alice Springs in the magnificent central Australian landscape.
Built around a foundation of community, at Araluen Christian College children feel they are cared for and that they belong. Due to the size of the College, everyone knows and is known by all students and staff members.
We recognise that in a rapidly changing world, educational standards must keep pace. As a Government-recognised school, at Araluen Christian College we have our finger on the pulse of change, continually monitoring educational best practice.
Araluen Christian College also actively encourages faith in our God, who cares for us and supports us through all of life's challenges.
At Araluen Christian College we offer a strong academic program.
Our goal is to offer a comprehensive education which supports children to discover and develop their many and varied attributes.
This means we offer a broad range of educational experiences. We foster understanding of and with the individuals in our care, while being sensitive to the changing educational needs of students as they mature and develop.
Araluen Christian College has a history of excellent teaching and learning standards. In the 2012 National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy, many of our students scored above the National Average, with some achieving extremely well.
Araluen is a KidsMatter school, this means inclusion and belonging are high on our agenda. Here are just a few examples of areas in which children are supported and challenged.
•Self-esteem and resilience
•Personal health and fitness
•Cross-age buddy groups
All of this is underpinned by a nurturing, protective enviroment, where children's concerns and difficulties are taken seriously and are addressed promptly.
Our staff are also strongly committed to continued learning. Some possess or have begun to work towards, a Masters degree.
All teachers attend Professional Development in their own time or at other times, to ensure their teaching is up to date and relevant.
At Araluen Christian College we have outstanding programs, including:
•A solid biblical basis which flows through our curriculum
•A strong and purposeful focus on all key learning ares including Reading, Writing and Maths
•Careful tracking of student progress
•Extra help for children with specific areas of need
•Built in extension for children with special gifts and talents
•An ICT program which equips students for today's and tomorrow's technological world
•Fitness, P.E. a Perceptual Motor program and Government-funded After-school Activities that ensure students are physically fit and active
•A challenging Science program
•Involvement in interschool sporting activities from Years 5-9.