Carinya Christian School

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Carinya Christian School
Calala, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 31°07′46″S 150°56′24″E / 31.12944°S 150.94000°E / -31.12944; 150.94000Coordinates: 31°07′46″S 150°56′24″E / 31.12944°S 150.94000°E / -31.12944; 150.94000
School type Independent, Reformed Church
Religious affiliation(s) Westminster Confession of Faith
Established 1984
Enrolment 700 (Prep - Yr 12)
Campus Rural Parkland
Area 12 hectares (30 acres)
Colour(s) Red, Black and White

Carinya Christian school is an independent, Christian day school located five kilometres from the centre of Tamworth, in the suburb of Calala, New South Wales, Australia. Situated on 12 hectares (30 acres), the school overlooks flood plains and farmland. The school is attended by over 600 students from Prep (the year before Kindergarten) to Year 12 (the final year of secondary education in Australia), on two campuses in Tamworth and in Gunnedah. Carinya Tamworth also offers a Gumnut class, a two-day program for 3 year olds.


Carinya Christian School Tamworth commenced in May 1984 with 6 students in Kindergarten to Year 3. It was founded by religious parents who wished to see their sons and daughters educated at a religious institution.[citation needed]


Students come from as far afield as Gunnedah, Quirindi, Werris Creek, Manilla, Somerton, Narrabri and Carroll.


Carinya Open First XV Rugby team.

Students represent the school in many sports including rugby union (from open primary to first XV), netball, soccer, touch football, rugby league sevens, golf, swimming, hockey, athletics and show cattle. The rugby union teams compete in the LBK Prime Cup Friday night competition, while the netball and soccer teams play in Tamworth Saturday competitions.

Global Citizenship Program[edit]

Carinya students in Tonga

This program is run by the school aiming to give students a global perspective. Part of this program involves an exchange program with a school from Tonga. The program runs with every year students from Carinya being hosted by, or hosting students from Tonga. The program has been running since 2003.

No recognition of achievement[edit]

Neither academic nor sporting achievement are recognised with awards. This based on the school's philosophy of "seeking the reward in the task".

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