Our Staff and Classes

Our staff are our biggest asset.   They are passionate, dedicated and a strength of our school.  Our teachers believe their gifts and talents are used in a way that is a response to God’s calling.   They love, pray for and nurture our children – it is never ‘just a job’!
 
Full-time Staff for 2019 (alphabetical order): 
Mrs Christina Ackermann L.P.T.C.
Mr Ethan Aloiai BEd
Miss Priscilla Dhinakar BA, DipTchg
Mrs Angela Goodwin BEd
Mrs Anna Hemsley BSc, DipTchg
Miss Louise Kennedy (Team Leader) BA, DipTchg
Mrs Ina Kruger HDipTchg DipTchg
Mrs Charlotte Maney B.A. DipTchg
Mrs Hannah Prakasa BSc DipTchg
Mrs Peta-Ann Ross BTchg
Mrs Nadine Thomas BComm, PGCE
Miss Nikita van der Mescht BEd

Part-time Teachers:
Mr Richard Flinn  MBA, MDiv

Mr Gabriel Boyd BA, DipTchg ESOL 
Mrs Maree Kennedy
Mr Shane Kennedy BA, DipTchg  




           
        
               



Classes may be grouped in different levels from year to year depending on numbers. 
 
Principal:                    Mr Peter Slaney BSc, BAppTheol, DipTchg

Deputy Principal:         Mr Scott Kennedy BA, BSc, DipTchg
Executive Officer:        Mrs Geraldine Oosterbeek  DipCom, DipPR
Administration:           Mrs Nicole Fickling
Administration:           Mrs Sarah Bryant
Teacher Aides:            Mrs Sam Savill, Mrs Maria Shallard
Caretaker:                  Mr Ken Barthow
Chaplain:                    Dr Peter Reynolds 
BAg.Com, MDiv, DMin 
IT Specialist:               Mr Arco van de Weg
   
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Mr Pete Slaney - Principal
 
"It is a wonderful privilege to serve as principal of this fine school, where Christ is central to everything. Guiding students in their formative years, to help them achieve the potential that God has placed within them is an exciting and rewarding endeavour." 
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Mr Scott Kennedy - Deputy Principal
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"Teaching at MCS is an absolute pleasure. Our 'no excuses' policy and high expectations lead to solid results. But more important than this, our students are daily presented with the gospel challenge to repent and believe in King Jesus."

 
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Mrs Geraldine Oosterbeek - Executive Officer

"I love being part of the MCS family: serving staff, parents and students, with Christ being at the centre of all." 
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Miss Nikita van der Mescht - Year 1 Room 203
 
"I love guiding our precious little people to be their best, fulfilling God's ultimate purpose in life.  I enjoy walking in faith right next to them, shining the Lord's bright light through praise and worship."
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Mrs Christina Ackermann - Year 2
Team Leader Room 202
"At MCS there are strong principles in place with God's Word as the foundation. Each student is valued as someone with special abilities who makes a unique contribution to others."
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Mrs Ina Kruger - Year 3 Room 201

"What a privilege it is to teach at a Christian school where students have God and His Word to guide them in their learning." 
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Mrs Nadine Thomas - Year 4 Room 207
"I love being part of the MCS family.  I am thankful to be part of an exceptional team and to be able to teach students to fall more in love with God each day so that students can be who He created them to be."
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Mrs Anna Hemsley - Year 5 Room 204
"At MCS I love the structured approach to learning and, most importantly, the school's commitment to truth and to proclaiming Jesus Christ and the salvation that can be found only through Him."
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Mrs Angela Goodwin - Year 6 Room 205
 
"It is such a joy and privilege to be part of MCS - a school with such high academic standards and one that trains students to develop exceptional character, all through a biblical worldview."
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 Mrs Peta-Ann Ross - Year 7 Room 206
 
"I am so privileged to teach at a Christian school because I believe Christian education makes a positive difference and builds a strong foundation in a world with shifting values and morals."
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Miss Louise Kennedy - Year 8
Team Leader Room 210

"I love working at MCS.  I feel privileged to be able to open God's Word and pray with and for my class.  I love the culture here, where there is a real enthusiasm and passion for learning."
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Mr Ethan Aloiai - Religious Studies and Physical Education 
"Teaching at MCS is a very special privilege because we get the opportunity to equip children with the tools they need to make sense of this world and to reach their full potential. Academic excellence for the glory of God is foundational to what we are about."
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Miss Priscilla Dhinakar - Geography, History, ICT
 
"While it's a privilege to be able to teach young people skills to make sense of their world, how much more wonderful it is to be able to give them the enduring gift of the good news about Christ."








 
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Mrs Charlotte Maney - English, Economics
 
"I am thrilled to be at MCS. Here I have the opportunity to guide young people to explore what it means to be a human being made in God's image while examining the inter-connectedness of literature and other subjects through a Christian worldview lens."
 
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Mrs Hannah Prakasa - Biology, Chemistry

" It is a pleasure to teach at MCS whose vision is to pursue excellence for Christ in everything from small everyday tasks to academic pursuits. Our students strive not just for academic excellence but also to develop excellent character which is the greatest achievement. I am delighted to be part of this team."
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Mr Gabriel Boyd - ESOL
 
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Mrs Sam Savill - Teacher Aide
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Mrs Maria Shallard - Teacher Aide
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Mrs Sarah Bryant - Administration  
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Mrs Nicole Fickling - Administration
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Mr Shane Kennedy - Psychology
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Mr Ken Barthow - Caretaker 
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Dr Peter Reynolds - Chaplain
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Mrs Maree Kennedy - French
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Mr Arco van de Weg - IT Specialist
 
 
                  
 
                                           
 
 
 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To pursue excellence for Christ by developing our God-given gifts and using them in His service.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US
 
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CONTACT US

PHONE64 9 269 1050
EMAILadmin@manukauchristian.school.nz