Uniting Church

Tranby is one of 48 Uniting Church schools across Australia, and one of seven in WA.

The Uniting Church in Australia was formed on June 22, 1977, as a union of three churches: the Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia.

Ecumenism remains a vital aspect in all of the church's life and work - in congregations, national commitments to work together with other churches, and relationships and partnerships with churches of various denominations in Asia and the Pacific.

At Tranby we welcome students and families of all Christian denominations as well as those of other faiths. We only ask that all students are prepared to be respectful of the religious life of the College. At no time do we say, "this is what you must believe"; we aim to give our students the skills, information and experiences that will help them to make their own minds up about their values and beliefs.

On their website, the Uniting Church says of itself:

The Uniting Church's commitment to love of God and neighbour has sometimes drawn it into controversial situations. It has long taken a role in the political arena, encouraging moral, social and ethical integrity. The Uniting Church has been at the forefront of Aboriginal rights issues including the Native Title debate and reconciliation.
It has taken a stand on environmental issues, and supports the equality and dignity of marginalised people such as ethnic minorities, disabled people and homosexual people.
It is a multicultural church, striving to treat people on an equal basis and seeking to give a voice to the poor, outcast and needy.

They also say:

In accordance with the understanding that God loves all people equally and works in and through all God's people, the Uniting Church's approach to world mission has moved from a patriarchal model of "knowing and giving what we think is best" to a model of standing alongside those in need.

Statements such as these, which describe the ethos of the Uniting Church, are reflected in the commitment that Tranby makes in her mission statement to being accessible and inclusive and to encouraging our students to play responsible roles in creating sustainable, compassionate communities.