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 Gabriel Boyd BA, DipTchg
Miss Priscilla Dhinakar BA, DipTchg
Mrs Madelaine du Plessis BEd
Mrs Angela Goodwin BEd
Mrs Anna Hemsley BSc, DipTchg
Miss Louise Kennedy (Team Leader) BA, DipTchg
Mrs Evelyn Luther BEd
Mrs Hannah Prakasa BSc DipTchg
Mrs Peta-Ann Ross BTchg
Miss Nikita van der Mescht BEd

Part-time Teachers:
Mr Richard Flinn  MBA, MDiv

Mr Peter Booker ESOL 
Mrs Maree Kennedy
Mr Shane Kennedy BA, DipTchg  
Mr Gareth Jones BSc, PGSE 




           
        
               



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 Raewyn McAullay
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 1/2
 
"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 Madelaine du Plessis - Year 0/1
 
"It is great to be a part of the MCS family.  Every child is unique and valued, loved  and encouraged to reach their potential."
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Mrs Christina Ackermann - Year 2 
Team Leader
"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 Evelyn Luther - Year 3/4

"I am grateful to be part of MCS where I can teach through the lens of the bible - a Christian worldview."

 
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Mrs Anna Hemsley - Year 4/5

"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 5/6

"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 6/7
 
"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 7/8
Team Leader

"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 Gabriel Boyd - English, Economics
 
"It is exciting to be a teacher in a school that is not only passionate about students achieving, but is also passionate about them doing so for God.  This makes MCS a fantastic and positive school to be a part of. "
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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 Hannah Prakasa - Biology, Chemistry

We are delighted to have Mrs Prakasa join our staff as of the beginning of 2019.  Her skills are an asset to MCS and is her commitment to Christian education. 
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Mrs Sam Savill - Teacher Aide
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Mrs Maria Shallard - Teacher Aide
 
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Mrs Raewyn McAullay - Administration
 
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Mrs Sarah Bryant - Administration  
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Mr Gareth Jones - Physical Education
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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.

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