A Word from the Acting Principal | April 2024

Dear Hope Christian College Community, Term 1 has ended, full of exciting, challenging and fun learning experiences in the classroom, incursions, excursions, camps, lighting carnivals, sports days, chapels and assemblies. Thank you, hard-working students, for working enthusiastically in your studies developing a passion for learning, and holistically developing invaluable life skills of personal organisation, punctuality, […]

A Word from the Principal | February 2024

What a wonderful start we had on the first day back. There was such an encouraging buzz of excitement as students and parents reconnected with friends. Music played, balloons danced and banners welcomed everyone back to the College. I hope that everyone enjoyed being welcomed, and that it put a spring in your step for […]

A Word from the Principal | December 2023

This is our last Newsletter for 2023. It’s always good to see photos of happy, smiling children, and hear about all the good things happening at Hope Christian College. The end of the year is here and I would like to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. This is a […]

A Word from the Principal | October 2023

Welcome to The Hope Connection. Our newsletter has been on pause for a while, but we’ve been working hard to bring it back to you. We’re delighted to be able to celebrate our students in this way again. This has been an exciting year, and there’s still much more to come. Here are just a […]


Just before Christmas we received news that Chelsy Bagnato, our 2023 College Dux, had scored an ATAR of 96.45 and an A+ result on her Research Project. Well done, Chelsy. We’re so proud of you and wish you all the best for the future.


In a recent edition of The Hope Connection we mentioned Oliver Tingey—who was accepted into The Science Experience 3-day program at Adelaide University. Oliver recently took part in the program which gave him a taste of what it would be like to study Science at university. On Day 1 Oliver and his fellow students focused […]


Year 11 student Justus Tuck received a promotion to Lance Corporal in his Cadet unit in August this year (the 49th Army Cadet Unit at Smithfield). Justus has been in the Army Cadets for two years and has worked hard to make his way up through the ranks. Part of his new role will involve […]


On Tuesday 14 November, students from Hope CC’s Childrens’ University program took part in a graduation ceremony at the University of Adelaide’s Bonython Hall. Parents and University dignitaries attended, and our very own Saskia Jones was the MC for the evening. Our students received awards for a range of achievements, from completing 30 hours of […]


Oliver Tingey Oliver Tingey, a Year 9 volunteer at ‘Donations in Kind’, shared his interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) with some Rotary Club members. They were impressed and recommended he apply for ‘The Science Experience’, a three-day workshop organised by the University of Adelaide for Year 9 and 10 students. Oliver wrote […]

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Tissues & Coffee

It’s a huge step when you bring your child to school for the first time. Even though College is only for a few hours, it can be hard to let go and say goodbye. That’s why we created a space for parents and guardians, especially first timers, to have a coffee and cake—on us. On [...]

Welcome back to school!

A new College year means new HOPE, and we saw that hope in the student’s eyes on their first day back. We’re humbled by the privilege of sharing in the education of all our students in 2024. Play the video below to see some of our first day highlights.

NAPLAN Excellence!

Late last year Hope CC was named as one of the top-performing  schools in South Australia for NAPLAN.Well done to all our students and to the teachers who helped them achieve such wonderful results.

Junior School Awards Ceremony

This year’s Primary Awards morning was a special occasion for our Reception to Year 5 students. Teachers came together to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Hope’s young people. During the ceremony, individual students were honoured for their academic excellence, sports achievement, and positive contributions to the school community. It was lovely to see […]

Year 5 Graduation

The Year 5 class of 2023 graduated from the Junior School on Wednesday 6 December. Students, staff and parents met in the auditorium for the joyful celebration. Michelle Eckert, Head of Junior School and two of the Peer Leaders gave speeches and there was some singing and dancing for all to enjoy. Students received awards […]

Remembrance Day

Mr Barnes led a Remembrance Day service for Years 6 to 12 including a minute’s silence to remember soldiers fallen in war. The students who were cadets wore their uniforms as part of this solemn ceremony. They shall grow not old,as we that are left grow old;Age shall not weary them,nor the years condemn.At the […]

Senior School Formal

The social event of the Year 12 College year took place on Thursday 23 November at the picturesque Glen Ewin Estate. It was an enjoyable evening for all students, their families and staff despite some wet weather. The girls looked elegant in their dresses and the boys scrubbed up well in their suits. All enjoyed […]

Balaklava Eisteddfod

Balaklava Eisteddfod Hope Christian College had some excellent results in the Balaklava Eisteddfod, held in early August. Senior Vocal Ensemble 1st Temple Mile End 2nd HOPE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE (Saskia Jones, Stela Nikolettos, Melodies Cerbu, John Morgan) 3rd Playford International (aka Fremont) Saskia Jones 1st Intermediate Contemporary Vocal Solo (Now 2 years in a row!) 2nd […]

Book Week – Middle School

Book Week – Middle School Year 6-7 students were inspired by the visit of Christian author and former aid worker, Dr Rosanne Hawke. Students read some of Rosanne’s books, created author profiles and shared their understanding of Rosanne’s wonderful stories. The following week, Rosanne gave an hour-long presentation about her books and told stories of […]

Book Week – Junior School

Book Week – Junior School The theme of Book Week 2023 (19-25 August) was ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’, and Hope Christian College spent the week doing exactly that. The week was full of fun learning experiences from Reception through to our Senior school. The highlight for Junior school was the Book Week Parade—held on the last […]

Junior | Swimming Week

Years 3, 4 and 5 recently enjoyed Swimming Week. The Year 3s (pictured) had a wonderful time splashing about and learning new skills. They got to wear life vests and took turns jumping into the deep end. Some learned rescuing skills. They had to throw objects attached to a rope into the water for their […]

Junior | Reception to Year 1 Excursions

December is the time for end-of-year excursions. Reception Mid-Year Reception and Year 1 students all visited the Sea Stars Play Café in Mawson Lakes, on different days. The students were excited as they jumped, slid, swung, balanced and crawled through the play equipment. They then had a picnic lunch in the park next to the […]


Senior Year 11 Psychology students have been learning about neuropsychology, exploring how neurons work within the nervous system.  They’ve enjoyed practicals measuring receptor sensitivity and reaction time, and have looked at images of neurons stained with fluorescence so that they can be seen under a microscope.  Recently the students used lollies to make models of […]


Middle Four of our Geography students who took part in the 2023 Australian Geography Competition. Last semester, students studying Geography at Hope CC took part in the 2023 Australian Geography Competition. They tested their geography knowledge and skills against 70,000 students from all over Australia.  The results came through recently and Geography teacher, Mrs Dabrow, […]


Junior Our Reception students are very creative! They read ‘The Little Red Hen’ book, and then made a play based on the story in their art class.Then they worked together in small teams to create puppets for the play.  First, they chose materials and drew puppet designs. Then, they made the puppets using those designs. […]

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October 2023 Reminder of what to do if your child is absent Please always let us know if your child is going to be absent from school. Call 8287 1111 before 9am to let us know if they will be away, and please leave a message if we don’t answer. College holiday hours  Thursday 12 […]

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