Salisbury East

Our History

Our History

Tyndale Christian School is named after William Tyndale, one of the early translators of the Bible into English.

In the same way that William Tyndale was determined everyone should have access to the Bible in their own language, our School is determined to provide a high quality, holistic Christian education that is affordable and accessible to everyone.

Our School was established over 30 years ago by Christian parents wanting their children educated in an environment that would support their family values and faith. These foundational sentiments are still our focus today, as we are intentional about providing an excellent, inclusive, Christian education that equips our students to serve God and His world.


When the School opened in 1983, it was named Para Community Christian School. The name was viewed by many as a bit of a mouthful. In response to the book God’s Outlaw, the story of William Tyndale, the Board decided to change the name to Tyndale Christian School from the following year.

The school began as an independent, co-educational, inter-denominational Christian school in 1983 with 137 students from Reception to Year 7. It had 10 staff. While the land was purchased and four transportable classrooms ordered, for the first year the students attended Salisbury Baptist Church in an old house on the property.


The Founding Principal, Mr Roy Magor, served the School from 1982 to 1999.

By 1987, the School had grown to become an R-12 School, and by 1999 was teaching 790 students.


The current Principal, Mr Michael Potter, joined the School in 2000, and enrolments had grown to 850 by 2003.


In 2003, the School purchased the buildings of the former University of South Australia Salisbury Campus. The Senior School moved there at the start of 2004. The School expanded its enrolment as a result of this acquisition, growing to a current total of approximately 1500 students.


In January 2015, Tyndale Christian School took over the ownership and governance of Murraylands Christian College in Strathalbyn and Murray Bridge.

Tyndale Christian School Strathalbyn and Tyndale Christian School Murray Bridge opened their doors in January 2015.

Tyndale is now known as the Tyndale Group of Schools.

Tyndale Christian School is a founding member of Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and a member of The Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA).


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