Our Purpose: to reveal Jesus
Darling Downs Christian School is in existence because we believe in the profound love of Jesus and the hope, peace and joy that comes from knowing Him, and living with and for Him. We want to share this good news in our community. We are intentional in everything we do - from our attitudes, words, and actions - we want to reflect Jesus to our students, families and the wider region of the Darling Downs.
Our Vision: to be a thriving Christ-centred learning community.
At Darling Downs Christian School, we aim to be a dynamic, nurturing, inclusive school community so that we can be a light house in our community, shining for Jesus, while serving with care and excellence.
Our Mission: to enable every student to flourish.
Our belief is that all students will truly flourish when their spiritual, mental, physical and social needs are met. We want to inspire and care holistically for each person- equipping them with the beliefs, values, and skills to live a life of purpose, hope, joy and peace as a global citizen for Christ.
Our view of Students:
We believe every student is created in God's image. Every single one is unique and of immeasurable worth with the right to develop their God-given potential. This drives us to recognise the diversity and needs of all learners and provide an inclusive, quality education. We seek to create effective learning environments that enable students to flourish holistically.
We are proud members of the Seventh-day Adventist Education system, the world's second largest integrated network of schools, with more than 7,500 schools worldwide enrolling more than 1.8 million students. In Australia, there are 50 school campuses offering Christian education to over 13,000 students. More locally, we are run by Seventh-day Adventist Schools (South Queensland) Ltd.
Adventist education focuses on mental, physical, social and spiritual health, which includes intellectual growth and service to humanity.
One can find Adventist churches, schools, hospitals, bookstores, libraries, universities, missions, charities and orphanages all over the world. Seventh-day Adventists can truly be regarded as a worldwide family of Christian believers!
Darling Downs Christian School, being proud of our place with in the Seventh-day Adventist Education system, values our heritage and history as our testimony; our church connections as our partners in mission; and our diverse community from all walks of faith and ethnicity as our family.
GENERAL FACTS ABOUT THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has been an official Christian denomination since 1863.
MEMBERSHIP: Worldwide: approx. 19 million • Australia: approx. 60,000
CHURCHES: Worldwide: 148,023 congregations • Australia: over 500 congregations
- The Adventist Church has the largest Protestant integrated network of hospitals and clinics worldwide
- Adventist hospitals and clinics provide healthcare assistance to more than 19.4 million people worldwide.
- In Australia, The Sydney Adventist Hospital (known as The San) is the largest private and Not-For-Profit hospital in NSW, caring for more than 53,000 inpatients and 180,000 outpatients annually and delivering over 2,000 babies each year. Emergency Care admits approximately 19,000 patients each year making it NSW’s largest and busiest private Hospital Emergency Department.
The humanitarian/service work of our partners aims to educate and share the message of health and hope for a better life.
ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) is the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It provides emergency relief and development assistance to more than 120 countries. It is approved by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). ADRA has numerous projects across the world such as our “Refugee Education” project in Lebanon; “Price Project” in Myanmar (Burma) or “Wealth In the Soil’ Project in Zimbabwe.
SANITARIUM HEALTH FOOD COMPANY was registered as Australia’s first health food company in April 1898. It was established as part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia to promote and produce plant-based health foods long before it became 'trendy'. Known for its healthy and innovative breakfast cereals – including Australia’s No.1 cereal brand, Weetbix – and soy foods, Sanitarium also produces a large range of other plant-derived or vegetarian products.