Foundations and History

Penrith Christian School – with Christ central to all that we are and do.

Our history began with a vision from God to our founding forefather Ps Gordon Gibbs calling parents to bring their children up ‘in the discipline and instruction of the Lord’ Ephesians 6:4b (RSV).

Penrith Christian School – with Christ central to all that we are and do – was birthed in faith in 1981 as Heritage Christian School from the ministry of Penrith Christian Life Centre, known today as Imagine Nations Church.

In 1985, the school became known as Penrith Christian Community School with 22 students, one teacher and one teaching Principal.

In 1989, the school moved into Secondary education with the establishment of Year 7, and in 1994 graduated its first Year 12 in the Higher School Certificate.

We introduced a double-stream in 1997 and in 2006 became known as Penrith Christian School.

Since our humble beginnings we have grown to a Toddler to Year 12 school with an enviable reputation of achieving excellence in a wide range of curriculum areas including: academia, performing arts, trades and sport.


Our Values





Our Mission

Penrith Christian School is a dynamic and diverse community expressing the love of Jesus through quality learning and life experiences in partnership with families, equipping young people to purposefully impact and serve their world as disciples for Christ

Our Vision

We strive to equip young people for significant and abundant living within our Christ-centred learning community

Our vision is united with that of Imagine Nations Church in providing a ministry that ultimately identifies and encourages the expression of each individual’s place in the Kingdom of God.

We seek to work in partnership with Christian families to foster the development of students so that they will ‘grow up into Christ’ as mature Christian adults, having an intimate knowledge of God through His Son Jesus Christ and a confident understanding of the purposes for which God has created them.

Christian education is far more than simply teaching Biblical Studies in the classroom. It is the constant modelling, teaching and reinforcing of the Christian lifestyle to effectively shape our lives. The quality of education does not rest with what a person knows, but who a person is and what that person becomes.

“Penrith Christian School acknowledges each student to be the specific creation of a loving God with strengths and weaknesses, gifts and talents. We seek to identify these characteristics and nurture individual growth in the context of a loving and caring Christian community.”