Trinity Christian School, Canberra
|Trinity Christian School|
|Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Motto||Love, Nurture and Service|
|Colour(s)||Navy blue, White and Bottle green|
The campus of Trinity Christian School consists of a mixture of brick and corrugated iron facade standalone buildings. In addition to classrooms the school's facilities include science labs, a number of computer rooms, a music and drama studio as well as a metal and woodwork workshop and kitchen teaching space. Sporting facilities include two ovals, a large gymnasium hall as well as asphalt basketball/netball courts.
|Peter Corderoy||1980 - 1989|
|Winston Newman||1993 - 2000|
|Carl Palmer||2000 - 2011|
|Andrew Clayton||2012 - 2016|
Enrolment and staff
Trinity Christian School has approximately 1150 students and is divided into three sections: Junior (K-5), Intermediate (6-8) and Senior (9-12). The staff of the school includes 76 full-time teachers, and 32 part-time teachers.
Extracurricular activities include a school band, ISCF, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, musical production, instrumental music program, dance festival and camps.
F1 in Schools
Students from Trinity have competed at several F1 in Schools competitions. Team Goshawk won the amateur championship in Canberra in 2007 and took second place overall at the 2008 World Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were presented the coveted award for "Best Engineered Design". In 2008 team Redline Racing won the national finals in Canberra. They placed 2nd at the 2009 World Championships in London where they won the award for the fastest car.
Contact with the International Space Station
In 2010 students from Trinity made contact with the International Space Station as part of the Wireless Institute of Australia's 100th anniversary. Students had the opportunity to ask astronauts about life in space.
Shortly after its founding in 1980, Trinity was amongst three schools that were included in a proposal by the then Education minister, Wal Fife. The idea was that schools with falling enrolments should take in students from private schools.
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