Sunrise Christian School was founded in 1978 as a ministry of Adelaide Christian Centre – (Sturt Street), out of the vision of the Senior Pastor, Ps. Leo Harris.
Pastor Leo’s proposal to begin a Christ-centred school was endorsed by the Elders, and a School Steering Committee was established in 1977 to put plans in place for a Bible-based Christian School. Pastor Leo personally made the first donation to begin the school project, and in 1978, the first Sunrise Christian School opened its doors at the Fullarton Campus.
Since then, the school has expanded to six locations including two in regional South Australia.
The school’s governance, oversight and spiritual guidance are entrusted to Adelaide Christian Schools, an incorporated association that governs a number of schools including Temple Christian College, Sunrise Christian School – Whyalla, Adelaide Christian Schools Early Learning Centres, Discovery Christian College, Queensland, as well as international schools, Faith Christian College South Carolina, USA, and Sunrise Bethel and Edai Town Christian Schools in Papua New Guinea.