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Turning of the Soil
28 Apr 2021

Construction of the new King's Baptist Grammar School - Adelaide Hills Campus has officially commenced!

Earlier today, we celebrated the ceremonial 'Turning of the Soil' event, signifying the next step in the School's development.

We'd like to extend our thanks to Minister for Education John Gardner MP, Mayor Ann Ferguson OAM, Dan Cregan - Member for Kavel and all of the attendees at today's ground-breaking ceremony.


John Garnder, Minister for Education:

"As Minister for Education, I engage with a large number of schools around our state, and when I think of King’s Baptist Grammar [School], the things that come to mind immediately are an understanding of the importance of faith and values to this community, and the benefits that having that strong structure of faith and values can give to the student body. I think of the academic excellence that is available to the students, and the graduates of King’s Baptist Grammar [School]; the strong reputation that ensures that every student who attends the school is able to achieve their full potential. And I think of the way the school successfully contributes to the local community and the opportunity for that to be enhanced with the new Mount Barker development is a wonderful opportunity for this school and its growth, and indeed the broader community."

Don Grimmett, Principal:

"The King’s Community is a community centred on Jesus Christ, that seeks to inspire hope by creating the opportunity for people and families to do life better together. And we all know that raising children is not an easy job - but the task is one that is vital to a healthy society and indeed to our future. King’s invites families into genuine partnership to provide life-giving frameworks and understandings around children’s lives so that they – and their parents - might thrive."

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge with respect the unique position of the Peramangk people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land upon which our Adelaide Hills Campus will be built. We pay respect to their elders - past, present and emerging - and to their spiritual relationship with their country.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that everything in heaven and earth belongs to God.

We acknowledge the Kaurna people and the Peramangk people as the traditional custodians of the lands on which our schools are located.

We pay our respects to all elders, past, present and those to come, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

We commit ourselves to pray and work for justice and reconciliation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.