Welcome to Devonport

Welcome to Devonport Christian School!

I am Chad Smit and it is an honour to be part of the team as Principal at Devonport Christian School. Our community is a vibrant, enthusiastic, and fun place of learning, where your child is loved, nurtured, and provided with high quality education in a Christian environment.

Our school was founded by a group of local parents in 1992 who shared a desire to have their children brought up in the training and instruction of the Lord. We now form part of a network of deeply committed Christian schools throughout Australia through Christian Education National (CEN) and are closely tied with other Christian schools on the Northwest Coast of Tasmania.

As a father of three children, two of whom still attend Devonport, my wife and I love that our kids are growing in faith and knowledge, striving to find their place, and developing their personal understanding that God has a perfect plan for each of them. It is our hope that our three children, alongside every other student learning at DCS, are encouraged to acknowledge and develop their potential as future leaders and form a generation eager to make a difference.

Our team of dedicated and professional educators share a passion for Christian Education – they go beyond the ordinary and see the bigger picture of God’s world and our place and purpose within it. 

Devonport students are encouraged to be contemporary learners and innovators in STEM, hone their creative flare through the arts, show their stamina and grit in sport, demonstrate love and care through faith and service, and pursue excellence in academics.

At Devonport, we value our community as an important and significant influence for our children and seek to partner with families to create a village, ready to excel in the faith and learning development of our children. 

I invite you to come and visit our school, meet us, and see for yourself the amazing community that is Devonport Christian School.


Chad Smit

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Our Curriculum is a realistic, broad, and balanced program which focuses on the development of the whole child academically, emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually.


At Devonport we encourage our students to embrace co-curricular activities as a way to expand their experiences, further develop existing skills and find new areas of passion.

Meet Our Principal

Welcome to Devonport Christian School, a place of learning where your child is loved, nurtured and provided with high quality education in a Christian environment.