Trinity Christian School, Canberra

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Trinity Christian School
Trinity Christian School
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Australia Australia
Type Independent, Day
Motto Love, Nurture and Service
Denomination Non-Denominational Christian
Established 1980
Employees >100
Enrolment ~1144
Colour(s) Navy blue, White and Bottle green               

Trinity Christian School, founded in 1980, is a private Christian P-12 , co-educational christian school located in Wanniassa in the Tuggeranong Valley of Canberra, ACT, Australia.


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.


Name Term
Peter Corderoy 1980 - 1989
David Bewley 1990-1992
Winston Newman 1993 - 2000
Carl Palmer 2000 - 2011[1]
Andrew Clayton 2012 - 2016
Jason Ward 2016

Enrolment and staff[edit]

Trinity Christian School has approximately 1150 students[2] and is divided into three sections: Junior (K-5),[3] Intermediate (6-8)[4] and Senior (9-12).[5] The staff of the school includes 76 full-time teachers, and 32 part-time teachers.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Extracurricular activities include a school band, ISCF, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, musical production, instrumental music program, dance festival and camps.

Mission trips[edit]

Each year students from the senior section of the school are given the opportunity to go on a mission trip. Destinations have included Uganda (via South Africa), India[6] and Morapoi Station, WA.

F1 in Schools[edit]

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".[7] In 2008 team Redline Racing won the national finals in Canberra.[8][9] They placed 2nd at the 2009 World Championships in London where they won the award for the fastest car.[10]

Contact with the International Space Station[edit]

In 2010 students from Trinity made contact with the International Space Station as part of the Wireless Institute of Australia's 100th anniversary.[11] Students had the opportunity to ask astronauts about life in space.[12]


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.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Farewell for Mr Palmer". Trinity Christian School. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "About TCS". Trinity Christian School. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Junior Section Information". Trinity Christian School. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Intermediate Section Information". Trinity Christian School. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Senior Section Information". Trinity Christian School. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "IndiGO11 - Testimonies and Stories". Trinity Christian School. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Australia's High School Engineers". University of Sydney. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Australian Nationals 2008". Vastmotion. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "About the House Magazine - March 2009" (PDF). Australian Parliament House. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Background and History - F1 in Schools Australia". F1 in Schools Australia. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Australia Students Celebrate WIA Centenary with ARISS QSO". ARRL. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "ARISS school contact planned at Centennary [sic] Dinner of Wireless Institute of Australia". IARU. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  13. ^ School Ties: Private Schooling in Australia, Geoffrey Maslen, Muthuen, 1982 p. ISBN 0-454-00436-2 accessed 2 January 2008

Coordinates: 35°24′30″S 149°05′11″E / 35.4082°S 149.0864°E / -35.4082; 149.0864