College secures stand alone school status

Principal Kristin Hankins inspects fresh produce in the school garden with a student.

Mernda Hills Christian College, as part of Adventist Schools Victoria and with the full endorsement of Gilson College, is thrilled to announce that its Mernda campus has been granted approval by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) to operate as a standalone school, effective January 1, 2024.

This significant milestone represents the culmination of a collaborative effort between the college’s dedicated

team, the school community, and the governing bodies that support the mission to provide quality Christian education.

With the approval from VRQA, Mernda Hills Christian College is now officially a standalone educational institution, offering a unique and independent identity.

As Mernda Hills Christian College, staff remain committed to a Christ-centred education, providing a nurturing environment where students can grow spiritually, academically, and personally.

Mernda Hills Christian College is a Christian co-educational college providing primary and secondary education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and beliefs. The college is part of a worldwide network of institutions connected to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including schools, universities and hospitals, with a proud tradition of excellence for over 140 years. The college offers values-based education within a Christian worldview that caters for every individual in an innovative and supportive environment.

Principal Kristin Hankins says, “This is a really exciting next step in our journey. The change has been well received by our staff and families. We were excited to welcome our students back on the 29th of January and look forward to a great year as Mernda Hills Christian College!”

“This year, we will continue to build a thriving, Christ-centered community that honours the past, respects the present and strives for future success.”