About St Paul's
A co-educational Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 interdenominational Christian school, St Paul’s Grammar School is dedicated to equipping its students to become people of discernment who value Christian faith, integrity and excellence in all of life, and who will serve in the world as confident, competent and compassionate adults.
The school aims to present a world-class education which preserves the best of traditional methodology and keeps abreast of cutting edge contemporary practice. It also seeks to present with integrity the teachings and values of the Christian faith. The apostle Paul, after whom the school is named, wrote:
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.
In accordance with this statement, we see our role as to teach that which is true, whether in Mathematics, the sciences or any other field of enquiry; to commend what is right, so we concern ourselves with ethics; to concern ourselves with whatever is pure, so we nurture and build character; and to include whatever is lovely and admirable, so we seek to expose our students to great literature, great art, great music, to all that is aesthetically beautiful and worthwhile. We encourage students to build these perceptions into their characters and outlook on life, to become well-rounded individuals who prize excellence in academic, cultural and sporting areas, recognising God’s sovereignty and provision. We also encourage students to add an active faith dimension to their lives. The apostle Paul wrote:
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing and perfect will.
We aim at this school to develop in students the capacity to think beyond peer group pressure and beyond conforming patterns of the media and various subcultures of our society. We want students to be able to think with discernment, developing a Christian worldview which enables them to think helpfully about the world and to embrace those things which are wholesome and good. We hope that from exposure to our curriculum and values, students will develop a willingness and capacity to serve others, to pursue their own legitimate interests and to function as people of integrity with a contribution to make in the world.