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Our History

Mile End Campus Year 7 – 12+

Temple Christian College has been blessed by God from its inception in 1983 with a strong biblical basis for its existence. One school, now operating out of the Mile End and Paralowie Campuses and Marion Middle School, Temple Christian College is proud to offer its students the opportunity to experience life in an authentic Christian community. Under the banner of one leadership, we celebrate and encourage the unique life and development of each school in the knowledge that each location embraces and represents the fullness of the vision.

Celebrating 40 Years 

So excited for the opportunity to celebrate our 40th Anniversary with our Temple Christian College community at the GALA dinner held on 26th August at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide. A heart felt thank you to everyone who shared in this milestone event. Your friendship and ongoing support for the school is greatly appreciated. Below are just a few photos taken from the event.



Celebrating 30 Years 

In celebration of its mile stone 30th year anniversary in 2013, Temple Christian College documented its history in a special celebration booklet which outlined some of the special events that marked its humble beginnings.

  Temple Christian College 30 Year Celebration Book 1983 to 2013


Mile Stone Events

1970’s - Pastor David Rodway is appointed to chair a committee to plan for the first Temple College to open in 1983.

1983 - Temple College opens at Tabor Bible College (Northgate Street Unley Park) with 35 Year 8 students and Bruce Robson (Deputy Headmaster of Pulteney Grammar School) is appointed as Headmaster.

1984 - Temple College purchases and moves into the Thomas Hardy building at Mile End.

1994 - Temple College changes its name to Temple Christian College.

1999 - A new Visual Art Centre is officially open following the lease of additional property.

2001 - Temple Christian College opens a new campus at Paralowie adjacent to Bethany Christian School and expands to a Year 7 to 12+ school.

2005/2006 - Temple Christian College Mile End campus opens a new Music Centre.

2007 - Marcel Rijken is appointed Principal of Temple Christian College and the school sends its first pioneer missions group to Cambodia.

2013 - Temple Christian College celebrates 30 years of education.

2017 - Temple Christian College redevelops and launches the new Student Learning Hub in the Thomas Hardy building.

2019 - Temple Christian College Marion Middle School commences in partnership with Sunrise Christian School Marion.

2021 - Temple Christian College Paralowie Campus celebrates 20 Years of education.

2023 - Temple Christian College Mile End Campus celebrates 40 years since the commencement of its very first school which was first situated at the Tabor Bible College.

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