OUR VALUES

BCC values
The Values of Bayside Christian College are underpinned by the teachings of the Bible as given to us by God. These Values are evident in many aspects of society and strongly support the Australian Government’s National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools (2005).

Our Values give meaning and purpose to our lives, define the way in which we engage with each other, and guide us as we strive to achieve our Mission.

At Bayside Christian College, we value:

We show and act with Compassion to all of God’s people. Compassion is much more than sympathy and involves an experience in which we give at our own cost for the good of others, helping to rescue them from danger as well as alleviate their suffering.

Humility is often characterized as genuine gratitude and a lack of arrogance, a modest view of oneself. However, the biblical definition of humility goes beyond this. Humility is a critical and continuous emphasis of godliness in the Bible, as we are called upon to be humble followers of Christ and trust in the wisdom and salvation of God.

Resourcefulness is a mindset in which we have the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties. In the pursuit of a goal, Resourcefulness is key. People who display resourcefulness typically exhibit the following six characteristics:

  • Open-Minded;
  • Self-Assured;
  • Imaginative;
  • Pro-active;
  • Persistent; and
  • Hopeful.

We act with courage, conviction and with the highest moral standards based upon our belief in Christ.

We are called through God’s Grace, His Will and His Gifts to serve Him. Remembering that Man was created in God’s likeness, we serve God by serving and ministering to others. We are not all called to do exactly the same things, but we are all called to serve Christ in some way. In Ephesians 2:10 God declares He is the “workman” and that He is the one who has prepared the good works that we should perform. He has prepared work for each of us to do, and to equip us for these works, he has given us the necessary spiritual gifts.

Tenacity simply put is the quality or fact of being determined or persistent. Tenacity is more than endurance, it is endurance combined with the absolute certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire.

God allows us to walk through difficult and challenging seasons, personally and corporately, in order to develop a tenacity of faith that is well-able to stand, and having done all to stand in the face of whatever comes our way.

Philippians 3:13-14
So now, beloved ones, stand firm and secure. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence. We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labour productive with fruit that endures.