Tyndale Christian School (New South Wales)
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|Tyndale Christian School|
Serve the Lord with Gladness
|Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia|
|Principal||Mr Jack Joyce|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue, Maroon, White
House Colours: Carey (yellow), Knox (blue), Wycliffe (green), Taylor (red)
|Song||"Serve the Lord with Gladness"|
|Website||Tyndale Christian School|
Tyndale Christian School is a coeducational private prep-12 school located in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia. As of 2009 it has approximately 700 students from Prep to year 12. The school is named after William Tyndale, a 16th-century religious reformer and scholar who translated the Bible into the Early Modern English and was tried for heresy and treason and then strangled and burnt at the stake. Tyndale Christian School commenced a preparatory school in 2008.
Tyndale's story began in 1957 when Blacktown Reformed Church looked into the feasibility of starting a Parent Controlled Christian School in Blacktown.
In February 1966 the Kildare Rd site was officially opened, educating students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
In 1976 this was expanded to High School, moving to the Douglas Road site in 1979 with the first Yr 12 students completing the HSC in 1981.
In 2004, a new computer and D&T block was built and opened on 24 August 2005. In 2010, thanks to the Building Education Revolution from the Australian Federal Government, building commenced on a new library and multi-purpose centre. That year also commenced building on a new restaurant-quality Hospitality centre. Both building were opened on 29 April 2011.
The school is split into 4 areas: Prep, Junior, Middle and Senior School.
Prep School began in Term 2, 2008. It is run 3 days a week.
Junior School consists of Kindergarten to Year 5, which is then split into 2 areas: Infants (Kindergarten to Year 2) and Primary (Year 3 to Year 5). Each class has children of similar age with the one class teacher.
Sports, excursions, cultural or interest events, camps, concerts and other community celebrations are important and exciting aspects of the K-5 program. Tyndale's K-5 Section offers a Christ-centred education and develops a firm basis upon which Middle and Senior school education can be built.
Middle School consists of Year 6 to Year 8. Core units are integral to the work that students are doing in the Middle School. These integrated Core units focus on skill and knowledge development in English, Human Society and its Environment (History, Geography and Civics), Biblical Studies, Personal Development and Health. Core units help students to make the links between subjects which in the past have been taught as separate areas of study. All units have been designed specifically to have a focus and themes that seek to be applicable to adolescents.
In the Middle School each class has a core teacher who will have the daily academic and pastoral responsibility for that particular class. Core teachers teach the core subjects of English, HSIE (Geography and History), Biblical Studies and Personal Development.
Typically a range of sports will be available for Middle School students. Sport for Middle School will be held each Friday afternoon during lunch and Period 5.
A range of in-school and out-of-school sports are available.
The range of sports available throughout the year will be:
Cycling, Ten Pin bowling, Ice Skating, Cricket, Basketball, Netball, Soccer, Slider hockey, Walking, Volleyball, Handball, Touch football, AFL, Softball / Teeball, Rock climbing, Swimming, Dance, Tennis, and Athletics. Note that not all sports will be available each term.
Senior School consists of Year 9 to Year 12, which is then split into 2 areas: High (Year 9 and 10) and Senior (Year 11 and 12).
Students in Years 11 and 12 are not expected to participate in compulsory Sport, although Year 11 students are able to play inter-school Sport activities.