Who are the Brethren?
The Brethren movement originated in the 1820s. There are over 40,000 Brethren in 19 countries throughout the world. They believe in the Bible as the word of God, and follow its teachings, including those of the apostle Paul. For more information see: www.plymouthbrethrenchristianchurch.org . Brethren believe in marriage and the family. Families attend regular assemblies with other Brethren from the same town or city. They find their life together, spend time in each others’ houses world wide and keep separate from the world of sport and entertainment. Many Brethren run their own businesses and employ those of other faiths.
How do the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church community regard teachers?
Parents place importance on having their children educated to University Entrance level, challenging them to ensure they reach their best potential, and providing support if there are special needs. Teachers are valued as professionals, and rewarded for their expertise. They do not need to agree with Plymouth Brethren Christian Church beliefs, or necessarily have any religious faith. However teachers are asked to respect Plymouth Brethren Christian Church beliefs and way of life—such as the sanctity of marriage—and not undermine them, and to respect the ethos and goals of Glenvale.
What are the school term dates?
Please refer to the term dates page for details.
Do students have the option of studying music?
Some campuses include music amongst the electives offered enabling interested students to enjoy the benefit of being taught at school by qualified music teachers. A broad range of instruments are available including strings, wind instruments and brass along with piano,guitars and vocal tuition. The culmination of this results in inspiring renditions by school bands and choirs at open days, graduation and special event performances throughout the year.