“God has appointed the parents to be responsible for the training and education of their children”… the training and education of the children shall be continued [at MCS] which carries out the basic God honouring, God-centred programme begun in the home”. (extracted from MCS Constitution – section 2(1) of the Memorandum of Association).
Successful education is built on effective partnership between school and home. At Maranatha we partner with parents by providing education in harmony with home and church and in keeping with the School's Educational Creed. The School strives to reinforce both Biblical truths and a Christian way of living, and is enriched by diversity of chruch backgrounds of our families.
Parents are expected to attend whole school events, information meetings, parent/teacher interviews and to be actively involved in the daily life of the School.
We consider it a privilege to work with you through the enrolment process to ensure a smooth transition into school. The partnership begins here, ensuring that year in and year out your child has the opportunity to receive the very best quality education from dedicated and talented Christian teachers.
Enrolment Application Information
Early Learning Centre Information
Enrolment Application Forms
The school Prospectus is available for download by clicking on the image above or one can be mailed to you by contacting the Registrar on (03) 9709 7217 by phone or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Maranatha is a Christian school, we welcome parents/guardians who are willing to partner with us as Christians to support and encourage students actively to participate in all aspects of school life in order to inspire them to develop their God given gifts and abilities and character for a life of service to the Lord in contemporary society. Parents must agree to support the teaching of the School's Christ Centred Curriculum and the Educational Creed as set out in the Enrolment Application Information.
The School’s formal enrolment policy is as follows:
The Principal/CEO or delegate may enrol a child where one parent is a practiciting Christian; agrees with the Objects and Educational Creed of the school. The Board reserves the right to approve departures to the policy which are consistent with the Objects.
Educational Creed and Constitution
All parents become members of the Association for Christian Education of Dandenong, the public company (limited by guarantee) that owns and operates Maranatha Christian School. Members of the Association elect the Board of Directors.
The Educational Creed and Constitution are the founding documents of the Association. One of the parents/guardians is expected to agree with the Educational Creed in order to qualify for enrolment.
Please download, complete and submit the application form. If all enrolment criteria have been met, we will arrange an interview with the Principal/CEO or Director of Junior Schools. Students will be accepted into Maranatha Christian School providing a vacancy exists. Please refer to the Enrolment Application Information for more detail.
Our fees are family friendly, providing significant concessions for second and subsequent children. Where there are more than three children enrolled, the fourth enrolment onward pays a nominal amount. These concessions apply to base fees only. Concessions do not apply to other tuition charges which are payable in full for all students enrolled in the school. More details are also contained in the Enrolment Application Information which can be downloaded by clicking on the image above.
Enrolment Application Information
Maranatha welcomes International students [Full Fee Paying Overseas Students (FFPOS)]. They are subject to the same acceptance requirements as local students. Under Australian Government Legislation FFPOS must also comply with additional requirements, click here, and must ensure they are able to pay the FFPOS fees in full. Click here for the Schedule of FFPOS Fees. Please download the Application Form and return it to the school as indicated.
We welcome the opportunity to give you a personalised tour around any of our three sites. Tours are by arrangement only. Please contact our Registrar by phone or email to arrange a tour.