Our History

Parents wanted a school that supported the Christian values they practiced at home, without compromising academic rigour. For many years, this was a common dilemma for parents in the south-eastern suburbs of Perth.

One group of community members decided it did not have to be that way and in 1984 they opened a school that was distinctly different to others in the area. Derived from the ministry of Thornlie Church of Christ, a vision was inspired to unveil a Christian college that would embrace all facets of a faith-based education with a focus on excellence in all spheres of life. Located in Southern River, Providence Christian College exists today to create a rigorous and contemporary education pathway that supports the Christian values that so many families seek to embed in their personal lives.

Formerly Thornlie Christian College, the College became known as Providence Christian College in 2020. The word providence means “God’s provision and guidance.” The name perfectly complements the College’s purpose to provide education under the Lordship of Christ and therefore more accurately defines who we are and what we stand for.

For 35 years, Providence Christian College has been partnering with families to help shape the lives of students. We have developed into a thriving college community where every child can strive for excellence in a safe and nurturing environment. The Christian faith is embedded in all that we do and students from many backgrounds, faiths and countries proudly choose to call Providence Christian College their home away from home.

A school has a profound impact on the academic, physical, social, spiritual and cultural growth of every child. That is why our most fundamental purpose is to partner with parents to nurture children into adulthood with a strong set of values and beliefs that will live with them as they make a meaningful impact on their world. Through positive and purposeful relationships with students and their families we are able to understand each child as an individual and tailor an education pathway that will help them achieve their goals and fulfil their God-given calling.

Our Vision

The vision of Providence Christian College is that we seek to develop people of influence who engage life from a Christian worldview, providing them with the skills to succeed in their life and calling. Our goal is to offer a quality education where students learn the importance of academics, a balanced spiritual life, and self-discipline.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values drive our decision making and behaviour at Providence Christian College.

By the Grace of God we…

Learn for eternity
Grow in Christ
Love unconditionally
Live in relationship
Strive for excellence
Equip for service