Shalom Christian College is changing its name to Carinity Education Shalom, to come in line with four other schools around Queensland operated by Carinity.
The unveiling of the school’s new identity follows rapid growth in student numbers since Carinity acquired it from the Uniting Church in 2018.
In the past two years, enrolments have doubled from 70 students to almost 140. The number of staff at the school has also increased, by more than 30 per cent.
The school currently caters for children from Prep to Year 9 and will progressively introduce more secondary year levels up to Year 12 by 2024.
Carinity Education Shalom Director of School Campus, Sharyn Ive, said the independent, co-educational school provides a culturally safe and supportive learning environment for students.
“We are committed to providing an inclusive approach to education, in a Christian framework, to improve the academic, spiritual and cultural outcomes for all students,” Sharyn said.
“Our curriculum provides a balanced approach ensuring learning is in a supportive environment, meeting the emotional and creative needs of the individual child. Undoubtedly, Shalom is a valued space in Townsville, especially for our town’s First Nations community.”
Carinity’s Executive Manager of Educational Services, Christine Hill, said Carinity Education Shalom is a sister school to four special-assistance Carinity Education schools in Gladstone, Brisbane, Rockhampton, and Hervey Bay.
“Carinity has been educating young people for more than 20 years. Our vision is to create communities where people are loved, accepted and supported to reach their full potential,” Christine said.
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