More than Books

More Than Books

Whilst Carlisle, as a centre of independent Primary and Secondary Education, aims to maintain excellence in teaching practice and have academic learning as a high priority, our belief is that true preparation for life beyond schooling includes much more.

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Agricultural Training, or ‘gardening’ to our students, is a key feature of the learning program at Carlisle.


Service to Others
As an Adventist Christian college, service to others remains a high priority.  img_4242Each year, under the guidance of their teachers, classes make a Service Plan for improving the community or helping those in need.  Projects range from aged care home visitation to yard clean-up, to fundraising, to STORMCo projects and anything else the students may dream up.  So far, the impact on the students themselves has far outweighed the obvious benefits to others.



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M - Meet New Friends

E - Eat Good Food

S - Sports and Games

H - Help A Friend


M.E.S.H is a Free high school (grades 5 and up) event that is held once a month during the school term. Starting at 5:00pm with games, sports and fun. A BBQ dinner with cold drinks before gathering for singing and a message from a guest speaker. Hot milo and dessert is served after. Finishing at 7:30pm

Come along and bring a friend - EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


An after-school program is offered to high school aged girls called Sisterhood. 

The program aims to connect and mentor girls and discuss teenage issues such as relationships, self-esteem, identity, peer pressure, healthy living and how God can be a part of our everyday lives. The girls enjoy the relaxed environment, sharing their thoughts, watching video clips, eating snacks and affirming each other.

At Carlisle we believe that music is a valuable part of education and development.  There are various music lessons that are offered both privately and as an elective.  There are also two active choirs - the senior choir, and the primary choir which often participates in the Eisteddfod program.
Private lessons are offered in:
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Drums

Music items are often performed at various school functions such as speech night, school concert, annual church visits and family fun day.