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Our Principals

Marion Middle School Year 7 - 9

Welcome to our Marion Middle School

Welcome to Temple Christian College.

As both the Temple Christian College Principal and the Mile End Campus Principal, it is my privilege to partner with Sunrise Christian School, Marion to offer students an authentic Christian community that they may develop into their full God gifted potential.

The pathway from Sunrise Christian Primary School to Temple Christian College Middle and Senior Schools is a natural transition that enables students to maintain and develop across all levels of their academic, personal and spiritual growth with a genuine level of Christian nurture that is currently enjoyed at both schools.

As a Christ centred co-educational school for students in Year 7 to 12, celebrating a very blessed 40 year history, our desire is that all students complete their secondary schooling empowered with a level of excitement and enthusiasm that will help them project their full potential throughout their life beyond the classroom.

Through the growing partnership with Sunrise Christian School Marion, our passion is to provide all students attending with a seamless transition from Primary School through to their Middle and Senior school experiences.

Together with Henry Engelbrecht (Sunrise Christian School Principal) and Phil Paterson (Assistant Principal Temple Christian College Marion Middle School), our leadership team is working tirelessly to ensure that all students attending the Marion Middle School will enjoy all the benefits associated with the Temple Christian College experience.

On behalf of Temple Christian College, I’d like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to visit our website and invite you to consider the information about both our Marion Middle School and our Mile End Campus.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.

Mr. Marcel Rijken
Principal Temple Christian College

Welcome from the Sunrise Christian School Marion Principal

As the Marion Sunrise Christian School Principals, we are excited to partner with Marcel Rijken and his team from Temple Christian College as together we continue to strengthen the unique operating model for the community we serve.

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Since January 2019, the collaboration between Adelaide Christian Schools, Sunrise Christian School & Temple Christian College has opened the unique opportunity for our middle school students (Year 7 to 9) to access the Temple Christian College experience here within the heart of their primary school, before they transition to the Mile End Campus to complete their Year 10 to 12 studies.

The strength of this partnership providing our students with the quality of education and personal experiences that reflect the same high standards operating within the other Temple campuses while maintaining the unique characteristics and personality of Sunrise Marion that has been established since 2001.

Sunrise Christian School is a work that God began over 40 years ago and, while we celebrate all that has contributed to the establishment of a strong foundation, we remain eagerly excited to uncover the greater achievements that lie ahead as we develop our partnership with Temple Christian College.

Together Sunrise and Temple offer an outstanding Christian educational pathway to all of our students and their families. With a focus on pursing excellence in character as well as academic achievements, we look forward to watching our students develop and embrace their God given talents.

We look forward to being able to share more about the heart and vision of the Sunrise Marion Campus at a meeting or Campus Tour.

Henry Engelbrecht
Principal Sunrise Christian School Marion

Phil Paterson
Assistant Principal - Middle School

Pursuing excellence for the glory of God




Temple Christian College is a Year 7 to 12+ Christian, co-educational school operating over several campuses within the state. The Mile End Campus is located just under 4km from the city centre. The Paralowie campus is nestled in the heart of the northern suburbs and the new Marion Middle School is located within Sunrise Christian School Marion.

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