LEARNING ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENTS
Trinity Christian School Masterplan
The Trinity Christian School masterplan sets out our vision for a generational plan to redevelop the campus into a 2030 learning environment over the next 15 years plus. The first two components have already been realised with:
- the refurbishment and extension of our ‘Eucalypt Building’, and
- the redevelopment of our Junior School playground.
In addition to improving our existing infrastructure, we are planning on adding significant new facilities overtime, including a specialist Performing Arts Centre, with music and drama rooms, rehearsal spaces, a 120-seat theatre, a café and a redeveloped community area between the current library and hall. The masterplan lists several specific stages. As each stage is planned and then approved, the School community will be updated. The Trinity Christian School Masterplan is available as a PDF.
On Monday 16 November 2020 it was announced that the new building will be named ‘Eucalypt’.
In 1982, before the barricades went up around Trinity’s new land in Wanniassa, students, staff and parents gathered on the building site. They walked around the boundary, stopping and praying at each corner and then sat under a large Eucalypt tree to have lunch. Resting under that gum tree with the sun shining, the Trinity community thanked God for His faithfulness and the wonderful gift of land, dreaming of what would be built over the years.
Eucalypts, commonly called gum trees, are icons of the Australian flora. With about 900 species they dominate the Australian landscape, including our local Tuggeranong and Canberra region. The foliage of Eucalypts changes as they mature from tiny seedlings to strong, fully-grown trees. They are rich with oil, beautiful hardwood and naturally employ a range of strategies to survive, recover and flourish in even the harshest times. Moving forward Trinity’s buildings will be named after native Australian flora found growing in our local region. This naming convention reflects our thankfulness to God for His wonderful gift of creation and compliments the School’s flora-themed logo of the mustard seed plant.
Construction is also almost complete on a new Junior School playground.
This exciting project will provide opportunities for all students in Kindergarten to Year 5 for natural, messy and imaginative play, physical activities to build and sustain core strength, gardening and the provision of food and outdoor class areas. The new playground will be fully operational at the start of the 2021 school year.