Tyndale Christian School affirms that each student is fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God, and is therefore both unique and special to Him. The Bible makes it clear that every person is valuable to God and is therefore entitled to be treated with dignity, respect, love and care irrespective of their race, religion, gender or physical, emotional or intellectual abilities.
All students are placed in year level pastoral care groups which are held daily. This means that every day, every student at our School is under the pastoral care of a teacher. In the Secondary School we aim to have a female and male teacher involved with all the home room groups. It is in this context that students read the Bible, share their day to day lives, and pray together. Sometimes a student needs more intense care and this is provided by Year Level Coordinators and the team of counsellors.
Students experience regular primary and secondary assemblies, Easter and Remembrance Day services, pastoral care, and a Biblical Studies programme. Biblical Studies lessons and devotions train the students to develop godly character and their spiritual lives as they discover the gifts and talents God has given them. Senior School students are well equipped for life beyond school as they consider the hope that we possess as Christians, and how to think through ethical issues such as individualism, rules versus rights, environmental care, war, and marriage and sex. Our community service programme sees our students undertake life changing journeys to Kenya, Kokoda and Sri Lanka.
Student leaders organise special events to support the pastoral care programme at Tyndale Christian School Strathalbyn. These include a Bullying No Way day, Baking Your Blues Away day, raising awareness of depression, Daffodil Cancer day and a Think Pink fundraiser to make our students aware of the devastation of breast cancer.
Tyndale Christian School Strathalbyn subscribes to the National Values in Education and the National Safe Schools Framework, plus the Child Protection Policies introduced by Government, and other Governmental and Educational agencies, as these support the Christian world view of ‘love your neighbour’. The safety of students enrolled at Tyndale Christian School Strathalbyn is of paramount importance to the School. Only in a safe learning environment can students reach their full potential.