Sunrise Bethel Christian School is based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and is an R – 3 non-denominational, Pentecostal, co-educational school and is part of Adelaide Christian Schools, a ministry of the Adelaide Christian Centre, CRC International Church based in Adelaide.The school is located on the Bethel Tabernacle of Praise Church which is the largest CRC Church in Papua New Guinea.
Sunrise Bethel Christian School, PNG has approximately 120 students, and approximately 15 staff.
For many years it has been on the hearts of the people involved with ACS and their schools to develop a mission school in PNG. This vision was to follow the work of Pastor Barry Silverback and build schools in order to help equip God’s people in order to build nations. Pastor Barry has been the forerunner of the development of over 400 churches in PNG and works in Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon’s, Sri Lanka, India, the Philippines and Myanmar.
The vision of ACS is to provide an educational programme that is offered in every village in PNG where the CRC Church has presence. In 2010 the vision was birthed with the development of a new school at Port Moresby, partnering with the Bethel Christian Centre.
This continuation of this vision will be to include educational programmes from pre-school to tertiary education and general adult education classes throughout PNG.
Our mandate is to:
To offer excellent Biblical, Christ centred educational institutions in Port Moresby to provide a base for teaching children, training teachers and building communities in PNG and the whole of the South Pacific region.
To provide a central base for ongoing teacher training for those who are currently teaching and to train those who desire to be teachers.
The building of communities will occur primarily through schools and Health education programmes. The facilities however apart from offering schooling will help build communities by developing a base for English as a second language and life skills development (leadership skills, finances, conflict resolution etc.) to people of all ages.
The establishment of Sunrise Bethel Christian School was primarily achieved through the generous donations of goods and monetary funds by the ACS Community and local businesses.We cannot thank these people and partners enough for being an instrument of the vision and therefore being part of God’s plan unfolding in Papua New Guinea.
For Sunrise, the term Christian is not just a tradition.It is a living relationship with Christ, out of which our education emerges.Sunrise carefully considers our core values and philosophy which are based on the word of God.This undergirds our teaching and learning, and everything that happens in our school community.
At Sunrise, we see ourselves as an extension of the Christian home.We consider the parent to be primarily responsible for the education of their children and we seek to assist you in fulfilling this God given responsibility.
Sunrise has a reputation for being a place where children feel they belong, where their teachers love and respect them, and work hard to enable them to learn and grow.We place Christ at the centre of our community and provide opportunities for students to develop as whole people.For Sunrise, Christian education means allowing our faith in Christ to permeate every part of our school life.Forming positive and loving relationships is the beginning of good education.
A strong emphasis at Sunrise is the development of Christian character.This is done through positive modelling, understanding God’s word and a dependence on the Holy Spirit.Sunrise aims to help children enjoy the transforming work of Christ through Christian love and grace as they learn His ways.
We value excellence and support our students according to their God given ability.Their goal is to bring glory to God in all they do.Sunrise is known to have high academic standards.We employ committed Christian teachers; have a well-planned curriculum and effective assessment.
Along with academic excellence, we encourage students to develop a servant heart, and give them opportunities to exercise this in their classrooms and the community.We assist them to develop good communication skills and the ability to solve problems and to work in teams, which are all qualities required for future success.
We encourage you to refer to our website for a more detailed account of how the mission school was established and how God is developing the school every day.
For Christian parents, choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.
Sunrise Bethel Christian School… an excellent choice for your child!