Welcome to the Paradise Campus. We are excited that you have chosen to investigate what the Paradise Campus 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. 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 fulfill 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 instill a healthy and rounded world view.
Sunrise - Paradise
In 1989 the Paradise Assemblies of God (now Paradise Community Church) and Sunrise Christian School came to a point of agreement and started a school up on the Paradise Church land. Pastor Andrew Evans at the time agreed that the classrooms at the rear of the church could be used. After a quick response from Canberra when permission was requested to start a school, and plenty of hard work, the Paradise Campus commenced!
Mrs. Ruth Paterson was Principal of Sunrise based at the Fullarton Campus from 1989 – 1999 and saw the development of the second Campus. Mr. Kym Golding took up the position of “teacher in charge” at the Paradise Campus from 1989 till 1994 where he then moved to the position of Campus Principal at our Morphett Vale Campus which was established in 1994. Mr. Andrew Woodhouse, who had been teaching at Fullarton, stepped into the position of Campus Principal at Paradise.
Paradise Campus completed the building of the Administration building in 1993. This provided the campus with a new library and special education room as well as necessary office space. Over the years the school has developed the gardens, built a shelter area and provided sail cloth for shade over play areas. In 2006 the Paradise Parent Group raised enough funds to upgrade and install new playground equipment for the children.
Since 2005 Mrs. Debbie Robertson has been the Campus Principal at the Paradise Campus. She has taught with Sunrise at the Paradise Campus since 1991 and has an enormous amount of heart and soul for Paradise.
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 Rec - 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 grown to over 900 students. In 2010 Mr. Lee Avery commenced in the role of Principal over Sunrise, while Kym Golding became 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.
In was in 2009 Sunrise Christian School, Whyalla was developed. This school doubled in size over 12 months with the outstanding leadership of Mrs. Jacqui Munro as Principal of the school. It now has over 150 students including an Early Learning Centre and has increased its numbers by over 100 in just 3 years.
In 2010 Sunrise Bethel Christian School in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea was birthed. Mr. Kym Golding played a paramount part in the development of this.
We encourage you to browse through our website and take the time to soak in the spirit of Sunrise Christian School. Through out 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.
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