We have a story to tell

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In the early 1980s Calvin Christian School in Kingston had its Primary classes filled to capacity so it was decided start another Christian Primary School south of Kingston. A committee was formed and by 1987 there was enough support from the Margate and Huonville areas and a good number of children to begin a school.

The first stage of the school was built mainly with voluntary labour, by many future parents. There was great enthusiasm, a strong sense of community, commitment and much joy in seeing the school erected in record time ready for the opening in February, 1988.

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The school was named ‘Channel’ because it refers to the whole area south of Kingston, not just Margate and because there were family and historical connections to the broader Channel area.

Mr. Peter van der Schoor was appointed as the first Principal and led Channel for the first 20 years. During those early years, and continuing today we see that God is faithful in leading families to the Channel Christian School community because they seek to honour God in Christian Education and prepare children for a life in which they will serve God. Praise God for His faithfulness and continuing provision!