Growing children of Purpose, Action, Character and wisdom
Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to Tasman Bay Christian School!
Tasman Bay Christian School is a state-integrated school for students that are beginning their school learning journey through to Year 8. Our school is located in a beautiful rural setting with lots of room to learn and play.
Our uniqueness lies in our Special Character. We teach from the NZ Curriculum, but through our Christian worldview. Our teachers are all committed Christians, attending local churches. Our Christian foundation allow for us to shape student's academic, spiritual, physical and social needs. Our desire for all of our students it that they become:
Kids of Action, Kids of Character, Kids of Wisdom and Kids of Purpose
Our free bus service collects students from Brooklyn, Mouteka, Moutere and Mapua. We also currently have a van that comes to school from Wakefield each day, collecting students through Brightwater, Hope and Appleby.
As we move into 2021, now is the time for you to visit and discover if Tasman Bay Christian School is the right fit for your family. As the newly appointed principal (September 2020), I would love you to come and join us into moving into the future together!
Tim de Vries Acting Principal
Why Christian Education?
The Bible does not contain all knowledge or all truth, but it does form the foundation from which all knowledge and truth springs. When we exclude God from the classroom, we effectively admit that God can be safely ignored when it comes to learning about ourselves—what it means to be human and to live well in our world. Children need a challenging, comprehensive academic curriculum built on a foundation of Biblical absolutes in order to learn as God intends us to. They also need to be able to look to those who teach them as Biblical and godly examples of what it means be a Christian and live in a way that pleases God. Find out more about the value of Christian Education.
What's On Or Coming Up?
What if I'm not a christian and don't go to church?
Not a problem! Many people want to take advantage of a Christian Education for reasons other than matters of faith. We have a small number of places available to anyone who wants to come to our school. These places are limited by the Ministry of Education and there may be a waiting list.
LIVE IN NELSON OR RICHMOND?
If you are interested in giving your child a high quality Christian Education but live in Nelson or Richmond, we would recommend you take a look at Nelson Christian Academy.
INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING CHRISTIAN EDUCATION?
We have established a student scholarship fund to ensure that families on very low incomes can still take advantage of having a high quality Christian Education. If you are interested in finding out more about how you can contribute to this fund, take a look at our brochure here.
WAKEFIELD TRANSPORT RUN
One of our teachers, Craig Starrenburg, lives in Wakefield and drives a 13 seater van to and from school each day. If you live in the Wakefield, Brightwater or Hope area and are interested in coming to our school, please get in touch with us to talk about joining this van!