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COLLEGE HISTORY

Over 30 years have now passed since Wagga Wagga Christian College was established. From small beginnings, the Year 7 class of 1990 being just 24 students, the College has now grown to a complete Preschool to Year 12 campus with over 600 students in attendance. The College has embraced families and teachers from all denominations and the College Houses reflect a partnership with many different churches – each house is named after local community members who represent four different Church denominations.
 

The College has a history of embracing opportunities: from the Rock Eisteddfod placing of 1993, to the State Champion basketball team of 2015, to the College’s Cattle Team Grand Champion Lead Parader at the Melbourne Show the College students have been blessed with gifts which have been allowed to flourish and blossom across the years, for God’s glory.
 

We thank God for His faithfulness as under his hand the College has grown in numbers and continued to seek His plan for our future.

 

BIBLICAL foundations

In 2020, the 30th year of Christian Education at Wagga Wagga Christian College, a number of the women heavily involved in the formation of the College gathered to remember it’s early days. They talked about how the men and women who had the original vision for the College rested in God as the idea of a school grew to a reality. Even with initial set backs the group continued to be drawn back to God’s word and His promises.
 

Back in 1987 the core organising group were seeking government approval for the establishment of a high school and the initial approval was rejected. It was at this time that God spoke into the situation through two particular Bible verses: Ezra 7:6 & Nehemiah 2:8. The verses encouraged the group to continue in prayer and petition and God’s faithfulness shone through. 

The king had granted him everything he asked, for the hand of the Lord his God was on him. Ezra 7:6

And because the gracious hand of my God was on me, the king granted my requests. Nehemiah 2:8

A PHYSICAL college

While January 1990 saw 24 students start Year 7 at St Paul’s Anglican Church, by the end of the year a site on Kooringal Road had been purchased and plans drawn up for a double stream high school and future primary school.

 

St paul's classroom

1991 at St Pauls.jpg

Students JOHN PATTON AND BEN PITSTOCK MIXING concrete for footings at kooringal road site

the beginnIng - slab at kooringal road site

parents  working on roof A BLOCk
(NOW senior SCHOOL CLASSROOMS)

 

parent partnership was foundational

Parents and grandparents played a major role in establishing our College. Working bees, excursions, cleaning rosters, and help with Aerobic Competitions, Rock Eisteddfods, and musicals brought everyone together and skills were shared. These special bonds have been maintained throughout the years. One of the first College Chronicles from March 1990 was almost solely addressing parental involvement. Some opportunities seem to echo today’s activities and some we now leave to experts in the field!!
In 1990 parents had the option to:

 

  • Help fundraise

  • Build buildings

  • Cover text books

  • Be on the cleaning roster