In 1984 The Apple Macintosh computer was released and a jar of vegemite was the first product in Australia to be electronically scanned at a checkout. At the same time Mrs Rosemary Kroll started teaching at Kingsway Christian College. In February 1984 (on the site of a Baptist church at Craigie) a Year 1-8 school commenced with six teachers, one of whom was Mrs Kroll and one hundred and ten students. Mrs Kroll has seen the College grow from small and humble beginnings in Craigie to its current 20 acre site in Darch with an enrolment of approaching fourteen hundred and a staff complement of over one hundred and sixty.
The 1st of July marked the retirement of Mrs Kroll, the last founder staff member of Kingsway Christian College after thirty two years of faithful service to the College. At the farewell two current staff members who were both taught by Mrs Kroll in Year 1 spoke warmly about her influence on their lives. It was calculated that over the thirty two years of service to the College about 1,000 students have been taught by Mrs Kroll. A Primary Assembly was held at which students farewelled their much loved teacher. A PowerPoint presentation was given with photos over the years featuring Mrs Kroll and she gave an inspiring talk to students.
Afterwards she was presented with gifts and a cake at a staff morning tea. Former Board Chair, Mr Richard Sullivan prayed for her as a final send off from the College. We wish Rosemary Kroll every happiness as she moves into a new sphere of life.