Olivet Christian College was established in 1979 as an Ecumenical co-educational Christian school for Years F - 10 students. Year 10 registration is provisionally re-instated due to there being less than 40 Secondary students in total.
Situated in Central Victoria (near Castlemaine), three College-owned buses run daily from Bendigo (Kangaroo Flat and Strathfieldsaye) and Maryborough via Carisbrook and Newstead.
Olivet has a caring family atmosphere and a strong emphasis on developing character. All staff are committed Christians with a passion as teachers to see their students achieve success in demonstrating academic excellence and consistent moral character. Highlights include a strong work ethic among students, Buddy program, a great range of extra-curricula activities, and healthy staff-student relations.
Christian Education is seen as a partnership with parents to encourage, equip and empower students for life. The main mission of the college is to prepare students effectively, spiritually and academically, for today’s world.
The total curriculum encompasses individual learning as well as group learning. The College is committed to a program of continual improvement and development in the quality and scope of the education provided. The Australian Curriculum is embedded into the program with some of the ACE Pace's retained in certain classes. Standards of personal conduct, school policies and curriculum aim to continue to build students’ sense of responsibility and integrity.
Olivet provides an ordered, supportive, stable and academically challenging learning environment within an atmosphere of Christian love and discipline. The College endeavours to encourage all students to achieve their God-given potential, to equip them with the necessary life skills needed, and to empower them to be confident, active participants in the community in which they will serve.
Over the past 43 years, Olivet Christian College has been so blessed as God has grown the College in both the buildings and in the student body, and so many of His blessings have come through the parents, staff, teachers and others who have selflessly given of themselves so that children can have the wonderful benefit of a sound Christian education.