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History 02

Our History & Heritage

The roots of this place go deep

King's Baptist Grammar School was founded in February 1983, then known as Tea Tree Gully Christian School. In the first three years, the rate of growth was astounding as the school population tripled. Today, our School includes two campuses - Wynn Vale and Adelaide Hills - and is led and governed based on a rich and strong history.

What's in a crest?

School Crest

The Vision of faith, our motto, was born out of the vision of our founders - faithful men and women who responded to the dream God placed in their hearts.

The Crown speaks of Christ the King

The Cross speaks of Christ the Saviour

The Shield speaks of Faith in Christ

The Book speaks of the Word of God and of Learning

The Orb speaks of the Sovereignty of the Father

The Dove speaks of the Holy Spirit and of Worship

The Athlete speaks of Redeemed Mankind striving towards the Mark and of Physical Endeavour

‘Visio Fidei’ (Vision of Faith) speaks to our Faith in God

Our History

After many months of negotiation and planning by members of the Tea Tree Gully Baptist Church, Tea Tree Gully Christian School was founded in February 1983, with a complement of 38 students (Reception-Year 7).

The rate of growth tripled, reaching 85 students (with four staff) in a relocatable building by 1985 (the ‘Church campus’). The Board decided to search for a ‘home campus’ and plan for eventual extension with secondary levels.

Land was temporarily leased opposite the Church and the provision of a second larger relocatable building (the Angove Building) eventuated. It was decided to seek the allocation of a Golden Grove allotment as a provider of educational facilities (Reception-Year 12) within the proposed Golden Grove development.

On 7 February, 1989, the School's new Wynn Vale campus opened, renamed King’s Baptist Grammar School, with a complement of 300 students from primary to secondary years.

On 30 January 2023, our School expanded with a new Adelaide Hills Campus opening in Mount Barker. Initially offering ELC-Year 2 classes, King's Adelaide Hills is set to grow by extending one year level each year. Our first graduating class of Year 12s will complete their schooling 2033.

Where has our journey taken us?

  • From the first 38 students to a school of more than 1,300 children across two campuses
  • A reputation as a school with outstanding academic results
  • A wonderful flagship campus in Wynn Vale with four individual sub-schools
  • A growing Adelaide Hills campus, newly opened in 2023 for ELC-Year 2 students
  • A modern Junior School facility and an Early Learning Centre to provide a seamless transition to school
  • A Middle School and Senior School offering modern facilities, providing excellent learning spaces
  • Integrated use of computers and hand-held devices in classrooms as a tool for learning
  • A leadership program for students, preparing them for their transition into life beyond school
  • A student body able to resolve playground issues, listen respectfully to each other and act responsibly in their family and community
  • Social action taken by students as acts of service to support others in the local and global community
  • A community where the School and Church live, work, play and worship together
  • A committed parent body who are passionate about our School and work hard to support it in a variety of ways
  • A high-quality before and after school hours care program
History 05

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that everything in heaven and earth belongs to God.

We acknowledge the Kaurna people and the Peramangk people as the traditional custodians of the lands on which our schools are located.

We pay our respects to all elders, past, present and those to come, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

We commit ourselves to pray and work for justice and reconciliation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.