23 Sep New local high school offers students a ‘clear view’ to independent Christian education
Expressions of interest for a new independent Christian high school in Tannum Sands have opened.
Clearview Christian College, which is an initiative of MyCity Church, has received a Development Approval from Gladstone Regional Council to commence an Educational Establishment using the existing buildings at 1 Canoe Point Road.
“Our current buildings will cater for three classrooms plus amenities,” Clearview Christian College Executive Director Dean Loosmore said.
“We plan to commence our building program as soon as possible; obviously this will be subject to the relevant guidelines and timeframes for government capital funding.”
The concept for an independent local high school in Tannum Sands was identified as a community need in 2019.
“A group of passionate local parents in partnership with our local church, MyCity Church, discussed the opportunity of an alternate high school offering,” Dean said.
“Many communities offer choice for their schooling, and have access to independent schooling within 10 minutes of car travel.
“Currently, the communities of Tannum Sands and Boyne Island don’t have that choice for high school.”
Clearview aims to create a safe and inclusive school community, and are committed to commencing operations in 2023 with a Year 7 cohort.
“Our initial focus will be on middle school, so year levels six to nine, and will expand up to Year 12 over time,” Dean said.
“There is the possibility of offering consecutive middle school year levels at commencement, subject to demand.
“Our beautiful beach-side campus will comfortably accommodate 200 students.”
Dean said Clearview, whose name came from the belief that every student should be given the opportunity to build a ‘clear view’ of who they are, was focused on creating a safe and inclusive school community.
“We seek to provide an accessible private education choice for parents,” he said.
“Clearview will be a school where your child can grow in all areas of life and learning, leaving ready and equipped to do meaningful, world-changing things.”
Once Clearview receives their Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB) approval, expected in the first half of 2022, they will start taking student enrolments for 2023.
For more information on Clearview Christian College, or to register your interest in 2023 student enrolments visit www.clearview.college.