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Annandale Christian College was founded by Christian parents - not a church or a denomination - who felt passionately about the education of their children. They sought an education which was consistent with, and supportive of, the biblical values they held and were teaching in their own homes.
The Annandale Christian College journey began in 1982 as Canterbury Christian School with thirteen students and one teacher in the football clubhouse at Pioneer Park, Kirwan. The founding families’ goal was to use the spiritual privileges and knowledge which are ours by the grace of God to provide for our children, and for the children of any who want to join us, the finest education which we believe must be based ultimately upon the revealed Word of God....a school which is unequivocal in its values - a school which points its students to the Saviour of mankind - to a life of worthwhile service to God and man - a life that will never end. (Mr Ron Fyffe, Foundation Board Member).
After a move into larger temporary premises, located on the Townsville District Baptist Church property, in 1983 to cater for growing student numbers, the school relocated to its own campus in Annandale in August 1988 with a new name - Annandale Christian School – in readiness for expanding into Secondary schooling in 1989. Since then the College’s programs and facilities have expanded to include, in 2015, Kindergarten (Pre-Prep); Primary (Preparatory – Year 6) and Secondary (Years 7 – 12).
Starting a school is not easy. It takes faith, courage and lots of hard work. We honour all families who have chosen to be part of the Annandale story and we have much to rejoice about as we look back over the journey!
2011 – Stage 1 of Pioneer Hall (our Multi-Purpose centre) opened and offered students and the wider community access to Australian standard Basketball and Netball courts; performance stage; media room; general classroom areas and bathroom facilities. The Library was also extended to provide additional learning spaces and facilities for our Primary students.
2012 – A multi-million dollar expansion for Years 8 – 12 provided exciting new Visual Art facilities; IT and Science Laboratories; general classrooms; Senior Study Centre; and purpose-built administration area of the Career Development officer, Head of Secondary and Secondary support staff.
2013 – Stage 2 of Pioneer Hall (our Multi-Purpose centre) was completed to provide Performing Arts facilities, including a large performance space with high-tech lighting and sound systems; drama classrooms/rehearsal rooms; music classrooms and sound-proof, specialist instrumental tuition spaces; multi-media nooks; and instruments and costume storage areas. Refurbishment of the Early Learning Centre (Kindy), including a new kitchen complete with new appliances; renovated toilets; upgrade of the verandah play space; and new playground and shade structures.
2014 – A new Year 7 extension constructed to offer modern Home Rooms, IT and Language Laboratories, Withdrawal Centres for specialist tuition; outdoor leisure space and state-of-the-art facilities for 2015. A major refurbishment also allowed our Outside School Hours Care service to move to a permanent facility designed to facilitate a fun-filled, quality care program for Primary children.