In 2006 a group of trustees associated with KingsWay Christian School formed the New Zealand Christian Proprietors Trust with a national proprietorship vision.
The original trustees Vaughan Darby, John Bolan, Warwick Rope, Jim Grayson, Clinton Sandford and Quentin Currall consulted with proprietor representatives from Christchurch Christian Schools Network and Bethlehem College to consider opportunities for growing the network of non-denominational state integrated Christian schools as well as raising the bar on Special Character delivery.
At an NZCPT retreat in July 2008 the vision, mission and initial strategic plan were put in place. Mark Larson became Chairperson and agencies were established in the north of the North Island (Vaughan Darby), the balance of the North Island (Graham Preston) and the South Island (Andy van Ameyde).
The NZCPT successfully integrated Kingsgate Christian School, Pukekohe in 2007. Today this is a Year 0-8 school of approximately 72 pupils. Theresa Thomson is the Principal. The Franklin Christian Education Trust owns the property which the NZCPT leases.
At the beginning of 2010 the NZCPT became the Proprietor of KingsWay Christian School, Orewa. (This Year 0 – 13 school now caters for over 1,100 students. Graeme Budler is the Principal. The KingsWay Trust owns the property which is leased by the NZCPT.
Jireh School is a satellite of KingsWay based in Henderson, with a roll of 140 students under the leadership of Head Teacher Sandra Bosman. NZCPT currently has an application with the Ministry for Jireh to become a stand-alone Integrated school, with a decision expected by the end of June.
During 2010, the NZCPT successfully integrated KingsView School (formerly Southern Lakes Christian School) in Queenstown and Tau Te Arohanoa Akoranga as the Helensville satellite school of KingsWay School. KingsView today has a growing roll of 35 students with Rebekah Key as Principal. Tau Te Arohanoa Akoranga owes much to the vision and faith of Head Teacher Jan Porter, who currently cares for 15 students on the KingsWay campus while purpose-built accommodation is under construction in Kumeu.
In 2013 NZCPT successfully took over the Proprietorship of Hawera Christian School (previously Belmont Christian Academy). Clare Rowan is the Principal of this 32 student school.
The NZCPT continue to work with Immanuel Christian School (Avondale, Auckland) and Hamilton Christian School on their applications to become State Integrated Schools.
During 2014, NZCPT also became the Proprietor of Excellere College, Whangarei (previously Kamo Christian School). Excellere is lead by Graeme Whitehead, Principal and has a roll of around 190 students.
The Wellington Christian Education Trust has asked the NZCPT to submit a proposal to the Ministry of Education on its behalf to begin an Integrated School to be called Tumunako School from the beginning of 2017. This application is currently with the Ministry for consideration.