In 1993, a working committee formed by the IEAC investigated the feasibility of establishing a Christadelphian school in Adelaide, and returned a positive recommendation to proceed. The location of the school was initially to be the Golden Grove Ecclesial Hall, but when this was not possible, the interim Council negotiated the purchase of land and buildings on the site of the former Hillcrest Hospital. The main building on the 3.5 hectare site was renovated in 52 days and opened in late January, 1996 as an R-7 School with an enrolment of 105 students.
In the second year, a Secondary School (with Years 8-10) was added, bringing the total enrolment to 238. Over the subsequent two years, Year 11 and then Year 12 classes were added.
As the College developed, more sections of the original building were renovated, providing features such as Science laboratories, an Art Studio, Library, Home Economics Centre (and Technology Studies Centre on rented premises nearby). Over time, the grounds were developed and more classrooms and specialist facilities built. In 2010, as a result of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution program, the College erected a $2M multipurpose Sports Centre with facilities for assemblies, concerts and drama productions.
A commemorative booklet was produced in 2016 to celebrate the College’s 20th year, and includes a detailed history of the College and a selection of photographs. If you would like a copy of this booklet, please contact our Community Liaison, Ruth Cowie.