Welcome to Sunrise Christian School, Whyalla. We are thrilled that you have chosen to investigate what the Whyalla site of Sunrise Christian School has to offer your child. We pride ourselves in providing an excellent educational environment for Christian parents desiring a Biblical Christian education for their children from the early years at our Early Learning Centre to Grade 7. At Sunrise we approach the eight areas of learning with the aim to successfully educate each student to achieve personal excellence and develop the attributes of a quality leader to help fulfil their God given destiny. We encourage our teachers to be an extension of the home to make the most of those ’teachable moments’ to train and reinforce right behaviour to honour and glorify God, and to instil a healthy and rounded world view.
history of Whyalla Christian School
When the Assembly of God church in Whyalla was built the leadership had a vision to commence a school on their property. This vision was finally carried out and Whyalla Christian School opened in February 1989 with 34 students. The first Principal was Paul Duff and he acted in this role for 3 years. Vikas Beri stepped in as Principal for 1992 but John Thompson took over that role from 1993 to 1996. As numbers grew there was a need for more space. Commonwealth BGA Grants were accepted in 1998 and 2001, with further building undertaken in 2000, 2001 & 2002. It was in 1997 that Barbara Schottelius joined the team at Whyalla Christian School and she was in the position as Principal for 12 years.
Sunrise Christian School, Whyalla
Mid 2008 the Whyalla AOG Board approached Sunrise Christian School to consider taking over the management of the Whyalla Christian School. Preliminary discussions took place over several months and it was in October 2008 that the official change was registered. At the commencement of 2009 Whyalla Christian School became known as Sunrise Christian School, Whyalla overseen by the Adelaide Christian Schools Board and managed by Sunrise Christian School. In 2009, Ms Jacqui Munro was appointed as Principal and served in this role for 3 years. The current Principal is Mr. Benjamin Kowald.
We encourage you to browse through our website and take the time to soak in the spirit of Sunrise Christian School, Whyalla. Throughout the website you will find information about our Educational Programme, policies & philosophies, term dates, fee structure and much more. If you have any further questions or wish to have an enrolment pack sent out to you please go to our ’Contact Us’ page and make your request known to us.
History of Sunrise Christian School
Since 1978 Sunrise Christian School has grown from one Campus at Fullarton of 32 students to 5 Campuses and over 1030 students. As it stands now Sunrise Christian School has five Campuses – Fullarton Grade Rec - 7, Paradise Grade Rec - 7, Morphett Vale Grade ELC - 7, Marion Grade Rec – 12 and Naracoorte Grade Rec – 7.
Mr. Kym Golding served in the capacity as Principal from 1999 - 2009. In the ten years of his oversight the school gained a fourth and fifth campus and had grown to over 900 students. In 2010 Mr Lee Avery commenced in the role of Principal over Sunrise, while Kym Golding became the Head of Schools overseeing all schools encompassed in the Adelaide Christian Schools group. Sunrise Christian School’s 5 campuses now have over 1030 students in total. It was in 2009 that Sunrise Christian School, Whyalla was developed. This school doubled in size in just over 12 months under the outstanding leadership of Ms. Jacqui Munro as Principal of the school. In 2011 an Early Learning Centre was established which has encouraged great growth for the school and many building projects have taken place since then. Currently, including the Early Learning Centre the Whyalla School now has over 190 students, which is a growht of over 140 students in just 3 years. Jacqui served in the role of Principal for 3 years. The school is currently under the Leadership of Mr. Ben Kowald. Ben began in the role of Principal at the commencement of the 2013 school year.
In 2010 Sunrise Bethel Christian School in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea was birthed. Mr. Kym Golding as Head of Schools, played a paramount role in the development of this. Further information about our mission school in PNG can be seen under our missions page.
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