Our Faith

At Oran Park Anglican College, we are committed to providing our students with an authentic experience of the Christian faith. This is the foundation of all we do. Our College motto, ‘Of greater worth than gold’, reflects the immense truth — that knowing Jesus is of the greatest worth.

Guided by our Christian faith, our motivation as a College is to pursue excellence and wisdom within a safe environment, valuing relationships and a life of service unto others. We foster this by growing a strong and sustainable community that embodies the Christ-shaped values of courage, curiosity, craftsmanship, collaboration and compassion.

Our College nurtures and educates young people in accordance with the doctrines, tenets, beliefs and teachings of the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney. In this way, our programs, curriculum, approach to pastoral care and discipline are informed and underpinned by the values, principles and truths contained in the Bible. What we believe influences what we do.

Our ethos is therefore both Christian and Anglican. Our Christian Studies Program is taught from Prep to Year 12 and intentionally designed to help students understand Christianity so that as they mature, they can make an informed assessment of its relevance to their life.

Senior and Junior Students at Oran Park Anglican College.

All members of staff are personally committed to living by the following beliefs and principles:

  • The fundamental truths of Christianity are contained in the Bible.
  • The Bible declares that there is one God, who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The purpose of the Bible is to bring people to salvation by trusting in Jesus Christ and to teach people the right way to live, so that they may be fully equipped for every good thing that God wants them to do.
  • Jesus Christ, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, crucified, died and was buried. He rose again on the third day and will one day come again to judge the living and the dead.
  • Only by faith in Jesus Christ can people be saved from the consequences of their sin, have assurance of forgiveness, the Holy Spirit’s presence in their lives and eternal life.

I want each child to have an
understanding of the gospel
and a heart to serve others.

Mrs Alison Menzies
Deputy Head of Senior School – Wellbeing

Our faith is expressed in all areas of College life, including chapel services, assemblies, Senior School Pastoral Care classes and Junior School morning devotions. It is also woven through our Restorative Practices Framework, our model of care for students, as well as providing a biblical worldview during lessons as students begin to make logical connections throughout different subjects.

It is our hope that all graduates of OPAC enter adulthood with a heart for others, a desire to help one another and a greater understanding of the love of Christ.