Toowoomba Christian College(圖翁巴基督教學院)
Toowoomba Christian College
Toowoomba Christian College began in 1979 in Bowen Street Toowoomba, with an enrolment of 17 students under the name of Toowoomba Christian Academy. Mrs Winsome Rusterholtz was the school’s first Principal. The school, like many other new Christian schools in Australia at the time, used the American ACE program as the basis for its teaching.
Because of the ACE system, the school was able to offer both primary and secondary education to its students right from the start. Our school has always had these two sections of a school and has benefited from the leadership of senior students from its early days. In 1981, Toowoomba Christian Academy moved to its current site in Highfields after 30 acres was purchased.
In 1988 the school changed its name from Toowoomba Christian Academy to Toowoomba Christian College in recognition that it was now the blend of 4 schools with Mountains Christian Academy, Wahroonga Christian Academy (both from NSW) and Kingsway Christian Academy (from WA) closing and joining with Toowoomba Christian Academy to form one new school on the same premises as the old TCA. A new building was erected to cater for this growth.
In 1991 TCC stopped using ACE as the basis of its educational program and set its course to be parallel to the State requirements but not under and hence has been outside of the OP system. The school has maintained this position of being outside of the OP system.
In 1992 Richard Brown was appointed Principal. There were 137 students in the school from Year 1 to Year 12 at that time. The school gradually started to grow reaching 200 students by 2001.
In 2007 Prep began at TCC.