A distinctly Christian school
Cedar College was officially opened in February 1997 with just 34 students, as a ministry of CityReach Oakden. The connection between Cedar College and CityReach has created a distinctly Christian school, which provides pastoral care and counselling.
Today, Cedar College has over 800 students and is still growing in both numbers and facilities. The most notable recent additions are the Creative Arts Centre, the two-storey Resource Centre and Administration Block, and the Cedar College Sports Centre.
The name Cedar College is derived from Psalm 92 v 12 which outlines the growth of a righteous person, pictured as a cedar tree, growing to become strong and vital and leading a fruit-bearing life.
The purpose of Cedar College is to prepare students for real life as they discover Jesus, display love and develop self.
Discover Jesus. We believe that real life is found in knowing Jesus Christ, and we regularly encourage our students to discover Jesus for themselves.
Display Love. Our students are challenged to display honesty, compassion, truth and love, within the school community and also around the world.
Develop Self. We value high standards in education. Our students are challenged to reach their full potential, through access to high quality education. Students are treated as unique individuals and guided personally towards their future goals and aspirations.
One School, three Departments
Cedar College is divided into three departments – Primary School (Reception to Year 6), Middle School (Year 7 to Year 9) and Senior School (Year 10 to Year 12). These departments allow students to develop academically and socially at an appropriate level and provides a facility that offers a complete education from Reception through to Year 12.