Our History

It all began with an idea ...

In August 1994, a group of Christian parents were concerned about the fact that they did not have local access to a Christian school.  

In February 1997, Foundation Christian School started with 22 students. The founding Principal was Mr Kerry Goodwill who was supported by one other teacher, Mrs Deirdre Barrett-Lennard. 

After the first year, numbers grew, so the Board negotiated with a local church for temporary accommodation. The numbers of staff and students continued to grow, under the leadership of Principal, Mrs Corrie Davis. It was then time for the school to have a place of its own.  

The Education Department had a surplus high school site and the Minister for Education, approved the allocation and eventually the school had their own land. God had provided the school with a site of almost 10 hectares, close to town.  

In May 2000, Stage 1 was completed, and with lots of help from the school community, Foundation Christian School moved to take up residence in their own buildings. Praise God! Only he can make something out of nothing.  

In 2001, the school welcomed a new Principal, Mr Andrew Newhouse, who led the school for the next 18 years and saw it grow to over 500 students! 

Since 2001, an Administration/ Library, Technology (Manual Arts) facility, Home Economics and Science Centre, Art Rooms, Early Learning Centre, Middle School building and Auditorium, Multi-purpose Hall and Senior School Centre and a 300-seat Performing Arts Theatre have all been added to the College site.  

In 2020, Mr Neville Stanway became our new Principal. Under his leadership, an onsite outdoor campsite has been developed,  a mountain bike track is almost completed, and, a final building for the College, a 21st Century Resource Centre which will host Library and learning resources.  

In 1994 there was nothing but a desire for a Christian school. As of today, there are over 650 students enrolled at Foundation Christian College. God is so good!