Senior school facilities at Tyndale Christian College in Murray Bridge

It’s not just eggs on the menu at Tyndale Christian College in Murray Bridge, the school has cooked up a range of new facilities in preparation for year 12’s to start for the first time next year.

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: Tyndale Christian College Murray Bridge year nine student Zachariah Adamson enjoying the new kitchen facilities unveiled this year.

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: Tyndale Christian College Murray Bridge year nine student Zachariah Adamson enjoying the new kitchen facilities unveiled this year.

In April last year, the school announced it was expanding to become the third high school in town and a new building would be erected to facilitate the growth.

Previously, the school offered education for students up to year 10.

At the beginning of this year, students began to benefit from a substantial new technology room, an expansive kitchen for home economics and a fully-equipped science laboratory.

Acting Principal Meredith Lockery said, previously, tech studies were taught outside between two portable classrooms, home economics was in a hallway with one oven, and there was no dedicated science lab.

“It was an issue of safety before the upgrade… and we did not have the facilities to prepare students for the future,” she said.

She said the new facilities would allow students to work and learn in an environment that will prepare them for life.

“We can now offer more specialised subjects like physics and chemistry to prepare the students for further studies or the work force,” she said.

“We’ll have science for year eight to 11 students as well, the new rooms won’t just benefit the senior students.”

New classrooms proposed for the reception and year one students would create space for the year 12’s starting next year.

Ms Lockery said expanding to a reception to year 12 school meant families would no longer have to travel to Strathalbyn to continue accessing education with Tyndale.

“The early learning centre was also moved last year while their new building was being developed, which made space for us to host year 11’s this year,” she said.

Head of Schools for the Tyndale Christian School Group Mike Potter said the science, technology and home economic facility was another piece in the puzzle as they prepare for their first cohort of year 12 students.

It was an issue of safety before the upgrade… and we did not have the facilities to prepare students for the future like we do now - Meredith Lockery

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