Kingsway Christian College
Kingsway Christian College
Kingsway Christian College was established in 1984 by four families who were seeking an education for their children based upon strong Christian beliefs and values.
In 1983 a Constitution was drafted and an Association of interested parents was established. As news of the proposed school spread, a steering committee was formed to investigate the establishment of the new Christian school. In February 1984 (on the site of a Baptist church at Craigie) a Year 1-8 school was established with six teachers and one hundred and ten students.
After purchasing eight acres of land in an area zoned light industrial twenty five kilometres north of Perth, the foundations were laid on 23 November 1984 and the first buildings erected. The buildings consisted of three permanent classroom blocks, a canteen, and undercover area and a transportable from the original Craigie site. Over the next two decades, a three-stage building programme was developed and implemented. A neighbouring property was purchased in 1986 which increased the site to seven hectares (approximately fifteen acres) and provided sufficient land for expansion. The College was expanded to offer Year 1-12 programmes, with the first students graduating in 1988.
In 1991 the first multi-purpose built Primary block, comprising eight classrooms and a new canteen was constructed. Work in 1992 included an additional Science block in the Secondary school and refurbishment of the home economics area. In 1993 the Education Support Unit and an additional classroom were built.
2001 saw the completion of the Kingsway Centre: an administration, music, drama and gymnasium complex. In 2004 the College purchased an additional 6.53 hectares of adjacent land to facilitate further expansion. In June 2010 the new Commonwealth funded BER Primary school classroom block was officially opened by then Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. The project provided five classrooms plus an enclosed activity area and specialist music and art areas as well as refurbishment of the grounds.
In August 2012 a chip and putt practice facility was completed at the College for the use of the Golf Academy students. At the start of 2013 a new Science block was opened by the Chief Scientist of WA, consisting of six science labs, a science office and preparation area and an upgrade of the Home Economics and Media facilities was also completed during Term 1.
A new six classroom block was opened at the start of the 2015 academic year and work on a new 900 seat Auditorium commenced at the start of 2016 and was completed for the start of Term 3 2017.
Today the College provides education from Kindergarten to Year 12, has an enrolment of over thirteen hundred and fifty students and employs about one hundred and sixty staff.