Our Story

Nestled at the gateway to the South Coast of NSW our campus is an inspiring spot for the adventure of learning to come to life. It’s a regional school with big-city opportunities and a strong community atmosphere.  

Perfectly positioned between the Tasman Sea and Illawarra Escarpment, we’re surrounded by hidden gems, calming countryside, stunning beaches and endless adventure. Just one hour from Sydney, it’s a holiday destination that we get to call home.

Founded in 2004, our history is constantly evolving, reflecting the changing needs of the Illawarra region. We started with just 93 students and now we’re a community of 1,000+ and counting. Our mission is to provide a high quality and accessible Christian education for the Illawarra region. But we won’t stop there. We remain committed to a dynamic vision for the future, growing and changing with our community.

From day one, we have teamed up with parents to raise compassionate, respectful and caring young men and women. Our students are not ordinary. They crave challenge, relish deeper learning and dive headfirst into new opportunities. Smart classrooms and pedagogy are important but it’s the people who make a school. Our experienced team of teachers and education leaders make it their mission to challenge every student to be bold and curious. This approach boosts confidence so that students can live with purpose and make a difference in the community and beyond.

Shellharbour Anglican College is more than a nice school. It’s a place of energy, excitement and adventure.