WCEP

About the Project

Our Vision: To provide high quality, accessible and affordable Christian Education to more families in the greater Wellington area.


THE MISSION

A collective of like-minded Trusts dedicated to providing Christian education, led by the New Zealand Christian Proprietors Trust, will develop a network of non-denominational, state integrated, co-educational, Christian schools providing pathways for students to Year 13 with 3000 students across 5 sites by 2050.


THE TRUSTS

The Wellington Christian Education Trust has been carrying the vision for Wellington for over a decade. It partners with the New Zealand Christian Proprietors Trust (Proprietor with 8 schools mostly in the Northern Part of the North Island) more recently with the idea that NZCPT be the Proprietor of any new school. NZCPT is highly experienced in Christian education and has an excellent working relationship with the Ministry of Education.

Also involved in this project are the Christian School's Trust (Proprietor to Middleton Grange School, Ashburton Christian School, Rolleston Christian School and Aidanfield Christian School along with two Early Childhood Centres - Cornerstone in Canterbury, the Christian Education Trust (Bethlehem College - Tauranga & Rotorua) and the Peniel Trust (Proprietor of Miramar Christian School in Wellington).


LOOKING AHEAD

This project seeks to provide greater accessibility to Christian education for parents in Wellington with a particular emphasis on secondary education. The collective of Trusts have the support of the Ministry of Education for their work. Maranatha Christian School are aware of, and are supportive of the project. Further market research has been undertaken in the first half of 2021. Mark Larson (Project Manager) is charged with developing a 50 year vision for a network of Christian Schools in the greater Wellington area which will include an educational blueprint for the schools and possible locations and sizes.

Click here to see Mark speaking about the project.


CURRENT STATUS (AT THE CLOSE OF 2023)

The New Zealand Christian Proprietor's Trust is now the Proprietor of Miramar Christian School. The Peniel Trust (previously the Proprietor) continues to legally own the land and buildings of the school. An application has been submitted to the Ministry of Education to relocate Miramar Christian School to 19-21 Broderick Road, Johnsonville, grow the roll to approximately 210 students, add year levels 9-13 and change the school's name. It is hoped this application will be before the Minister of Education for approval or otherwise early in 2024. 

STRATEGIC PLAN  2021-2050

  1. 2021-2025 Establish Miramar Christian School (with a new name) as a year 1 to 13 school, with a maximum roll of 300-400 at 19-21 Broderick Road, Johnsonville.

  2. Explore opportunities to establish new sites in the CBD, Upper Hutt, South Wellington and the Kapiti Coast.

  3. The network will grow to at least 5 schools with 3000 students.