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Our Campus Principal

Paralowie Campus Year 7 – 12+

Welcome to the Paralowie Campus of Temple Christian College.

Temple Christian College is a Year 7 to 12+ Christian, co-educational school operating over several campuses within the state. Started in 2001, the Paralowie Campus is nestled in the heart of the Northern Suburbs and offers a comprehensive curriculum, catering to the needs of a wide range of students with differing cultural backgrounds and experiences. Embracing the full vision of Temple Christian College, the Paralowie Campus offers its students and their families all the benefits of a local area school in an authentic Christian community.

Temple Christian College is a member school of Adelaide Christian Schools, a ministry of Adelaide Christian Centre. Under the governance of Adelaide Christian Schools, incorporating Temple Christian College, Sunrise Christian School, Sunrise Christian School—Whyalla, Sunrise Bethel Christian School–Port Moresby, PNG and in relationship with Bethany Christian School, we encourage each student to 'Pursue excellence for the glory of God' and to become a person of influence in their home, in their community, in their workplace, in their church and in our nation.

It is the mandate of our school to nurture and encourage each student in the development of their Christian character and calling, releasing them in due season to fulfil the purposes of God in their lives. Acting as an extension of the home, our passion at Temple Christian College is to provide a safe and encouraging Christian community which prepares our students for their life beyond the classroom.

All of our teachers and staff here at Temple Christian College are passionate about our local young people and have a desire to see them grow to pursue the very best in everything they do.

Together with our Campus Principal, Mr Ben Bleby, I thank you for taking the time to visit our campus website and invite you to consider the information contained within. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any further questions.

Marcel Rijken
Principal, Temple Christian College

Introducing Mr Ben Bleby as Campus Principal in 2024

Ben brings 26 years of experience, having worked at Pedare Christian College, Woodcroft College, and for the last 12 years at St Peter’s College for Boys.

Having studied a Bachelor of Science, Ben has taught various subjects, including Senior Physics and Mathematics. Ben has many strengths, and in each school, he has worked, he has been in charge of and developed a significant Christian Education Program.

He has studied Theology at London University and is an ordained Minister. Ben is passionate about declaring the truth of God’s word and helping each student and staff member grow in their understanding and experience of God’s deep love for them.

He has worked extensively with leadership teams, and we greatly look forward to him leading our Paralowie Campus.

An active member of the Temple Christian College community with all four of his children having attended Temple Christian College (youngest son, completing Year 12 at our Mile End Campus in 2023) we extend a very warm welcome to Ben as he leads our team at the Paralowie Campus.

Pursuing excellence for the glory of God

  • 17 Countess Street, Paralowie, SA, 5108
  • Phone: (08) 8256 9600
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  • Student Services Office Phone: (08) 8256 9607
  • School Attendance Notification Text ONLY: 0429 371 508