The Pacific Hills Christian School is an independent, non-denominational Christian, co-educational, early learning, primary, and secondary day school, located in the suburb of Dural, in the Hills District of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The school caters for approximately 1,400 students from early learning to Year 12 and is divided into three sections: Junior School, Middle School, and Senior School.
The principal of the Pacific Hills Christian School is Edwin J. Boyce OAM, who has led the school since 1985.
Pacific Hills Christian School can trace its origins back to the early 1970s, when it was first established as the Pennant Hills Christian School, with just eight students and one teacher, Lynn McCrindle. At this time the school was located in two rooms of Lutanda Children's Home, an orphanage at Pennant Hills.
By 1980, enrolments had grown to 41 students with just two staff members. The following year saw the introduction of secondary education, and the first students with disabilities integrated into mainstream education. 1983 saw the appointment of the school's first principal, Ken Oliver. Boyce was appointed as principal in 1985.In 1986, the school moved to its current location at Dural and subsequently changed its name to Pacific Hills Christian School. That year also saw the first year 12 class sit for the NSW Higher School Certificate.
Since its relocation, the school has purchased further land and constructed additional buildings and sporting facilities. Today the school is located on a 9-hectare (22-acre) campus.
As with most Australian schools, the Pacific Hills Christian School utilises a house system. There are four houses which take the names of famous missionaries:
Jim Elliot (Blue)
William Carey (Green)
George Müller (Red)
Hudson Taylor (Yellow)
Pacific Hills offers a number of sports including rugby league, cricket, soccer, futsal, basketball, rugby league sevens, touch football, and field hockey.
F1 in Schools
Pacific Hills offers the F1 in Schools program as an extra-curricular activity for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). Notable results include Frontier Racing, who proceeded to World Finals in the 2019/20 season.
Pacific Hills currently has sister school links with the following schools:
Bethlehem College, New Zealand
Middleton Grange School, New Zealand
Pacific Academy, Canada
James Millar – an award winning actor, singer and writer
Kyah Simon – a soccer player for Sydney FC
Rebecca St. James – a Grammy winning Christian singer/actress