I feel truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to go to Horizon, and would recommend the school to anyone. I enjoyed going there as I felt it was a school where everyone belonged and fitted in. What I loved about the school was the foundations it was built upon, the fact that the Lord was at the centre of the school and you could see His presence shining through all the staff members. Teachers would put the students’ needs before their own and were always willing to help.
Being a part of a smaller school means that you know all of your class mates and become like a family. Horizon to me was like a family, they all understood and cared. The friends I made there will be my friends for life, and the school is committed to everyone of its students. Horizon taught me to develop leadership skills and be a good role model especially to the younger students as it is R-12.
While I was at Horizon I was able to grow as a Christian and build on my relationship with God and felt supported by the school community. And even though I have now finished my schooling, I still feel as though I have support from the school.
Katie (former student)
After moving through multiple schools during my childhood I have found that all have had many positive and some negative aspects (Horizon fewer than most). When I first began at Horizon I was a little nervous as it is one of the larger schools I have attended. Almost instantly, however, I was welcomed into the Horizon “family” and I felt so relieved to be accepted. By the Friday assembly of my first week at Horizon, I was adamant that Horizon Christian School was the best school I had ever been to, and that I wanted to finish my schooling there. During my 3 years at Horizon, years 10, 11 and 12, I experienced amazing levels of support both from the staff and my peers. Especially in the lead up to and during my year 12 exams. The staff would go out of their way to do whatever possible to help our study effort, even if that did mean a bit of tough love.
After completing year 12 and getting a decent TER (I was happy with it), I dismissed all thoughts of going to university to take up an apprenticeship in stone-masonry. Once again, the staff and students at Horizon were so encouraging. 2 weeks prior to the start of my apprenticeship, after doing about a month of part-time work at the stone-masons, I had a change of heart. I realized that making monuments wasn’t my passion, and that God was calling me into a completely different field.
When I approached Mr Clisby, my former year 12 English teacher and principal, and told him about my change of plans, he gave me insight and hints to help me as I venture into the world of the semi-unknown.
Horizon was one of the most valuable learning experiences that I have ever had, teaching me about myself, others and God. The Horizon experience changed my life, and I hope that you or your children can have that revolutionary experience too. My dream is to be able to return to Horizon once I have finished my degree and have the privilege of teaching primary students alongside the other wonderful staff.
Ryan (former student)