IN FOCUS: Heathdale and the love of learning

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One of the biggest decisions parents make is choosing the right school for their child. Each school is different. Ross Grace, Heathdale Christian College principal, believes the Melton primary campus provides a unique learning community for families.

Mr Grace says the Melton school, established four years ago, has quickly established a reputation for learning excellence.

“Learning is at the heart of what we do as a community,” he says.

“Our teachers nurture a student’s natural desire to be curious, to explore, play and develop a sense of awe and wonder of God’s world.

“As students grow and learn, they develop wisdom, discernment and skills of deep learning, which enables them to become highly effective learners who want to achieve their very best. This is what we, as a college, are about.

“We teach students from a Christian worldview, while partnering with parents to help achieve the best outcomes. It is this partnership that helps achieve the school’s purpose – to glorify God through Christ-centred education that helps children develop their God-given potential.

“This unique style of Christian education encourages students to learn solid numeracy and literacy programs alongside life-long behaviours like integrity, honesty, respect, love and truth.

“This whole-child focus has seen continued growth in the new campus, with two streams of prep classes now established.”

Heathdale Melton primary continues to grow and is taking enrolments at all primary year levels. An extensive bus network helps parents in getting their children to and from the college – extending to Williams Landing, Tarneit, Truganina, Manor Lakes and Rockbank. Next year, the bus networks will extend to Caroline Springs, Eynesbury and Melton South.

In preparation for class increases next year and in year 7 in 2020, the College has completed internal renovations in its primary classrooms, music auditorium and external play spaces.

“This campus has a significant history and we want to honour it as we look forward,” Mr Grace says. “We want to prepare our students for their futures, not only in the classroom but also through their whole learning environment.”

The primary campus will be open for tours for 2019 enrolments from 5.30-7.30pm on Tuesday, March 27.


Heathdale Christian College – Melton Campus, 102-112 Centenary Avenue, Kurunjang. Inquiries: 8746 3100 or

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