History

After many months of negotiation and planning by members of the Tea Tree Gully Baptist Church, the Tea Tree Gully Christian School was founded in February, 1983, with a complement of 38 students (R – 7).  Church facilities were developed and modified to accommodate the embryo school.

In the first three years the rate of growth of the school was trebled, reaching 85 students (with four staff) by 1985.  The acquisition of a dual classroom relocatable building in 1985 confirmed this exciting growth.

During 1985 it was decided by the Board to search for a ‘home campus’ for the school and to plan for eventual extension with secondary levels. 
As a result of these decisions, a temporary leasing of land opposite the church (Angove Winery) and the provision of a second larger relocatable building (the Angove Building) eventuated.  We occupied the ‘Angove Campus’ during 1987–1988.

As a result of an approval by the Joint Planning Committee of the Golden Grove Development, it was decided to seek allocation of a Golden Grove allotment as a provider of educational facilities (R – 12) within the Development.  The present Wynn Vale Campus was allotted.

Steady growth in the years 1987 and 1988 lifted enrolments to 200 students, with half  being on the ‘Church Campus’ and half on the ‘Angove Campus’.  The development was pleasing and the future prospects exciting.

The first work at the Wynn Vale site commenced in early November 1988. Two ‘in-situ’ buildings were erected through project management (co-operative school community endeavour) and our two relocatables were moved on-site, the Angove Building being bricked with a verandah added on all sides.

On February 7th, 1989, the school – renamed King's Baptist Grammar School – opened on its Wynn Vale Campus with a complement of three hundred students. Secondary schooling also commenced at that time.

 

 

 

 

King's Baptist Grammar School | 3 Keithcot Farm Drive, Wynn Vale SA 5127 | P.O. Box 64 Modbury North SA 5092 | Ph. (08) 8289 0222 F. (08) 8289 1622

ABN 85 693 637 001