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 2022 (alphabetical order): 
Mrs Christina Ackermann (Team Leader) L.P.T.C.
Mr Ethan Aloiai BEd
Miss Priscilla Dhinakar BA, DipTchg

Mrs Sarah Fritschi B.A. MTchg
Mrs Angela Goodwin BEd
Mrs Carla Kapp BEd
Miss Louise Kennedy (Team Leader) BA, DipTchg

Miss Karin Kitshoff B.A. DipTchg
Mrs Charlotte Maney B.A. DipTchg
Mrs Hannah Prakasa BSc DipTchg
Miss Stephanie Tapp BEd
Mrs Nadine Thomas BComm, PGCE
Mrs Jessica Schellingerhout BEd AdvDipRem

Part-time Teachers:

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
Teacher Aides:            Mrs Sam Savill, Mrs Roneeta Chand, 
                                 Mrs Maria Shallard
Caretaker:                  Mr Ken Barthow
Chaplain:                    Dr Peter Reynolds 
BAg.Com, MDiv, DMin 
IT Specialist:               Mr Vinko Buzak
   
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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.  The work culture is wonderful and the students are delightful!" 
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Mrs Christina Ackermann - Year 1 Room 103 - 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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Miss Stephanie Tapp - Year 2 Room 102
"It's such a joy to be able to foster in students a God-honouring dedication to learning at MCS.  I am passionate about building all areas of learning upon the foundation of the biblical worldview."
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Miss Karin Kitshoff - Year 3 Room 101

"For me, teaching is both a delight and a serious responsibility - nurturing the hearts and minds of the next generation. I cannot think of anything I'd rather do than help my students grow in their understanding of and love for the Lord.  It truly is a privilege to be part of the MCS community." 
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Mrs Nadine Thomas - Year 4 Room 108
"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."
             
Mrs Carla Kapp - Year 5 Room 106
"What an absolute blessing and privilege it is to be part of the MCS family, a family of believers who strive to bring glory to Him. Helping children discover their God-given strengths and talents, as well as teaching them about His greatness is such an honour and I am overjoyed that I have the opportunity to walk alongside my students on this journey."
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Mrs Angela Goodwin - Year 6 Room 105
 
"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 Jessica Schellingerhout - Year 7 Room 107
 
"Working at MCS is an honour and privilege, not only because I work with awesome students and colleagues, but I have the opportunity to serve in God's word and make a difference in Christian education."
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Miss Louise Kennedy - Year 8
Room 104 - 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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Mrs Sarah Fritschi - ESOL and Relief Teacher 
 
 
 
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Miss Priscilla Dhinakar - Geography, History, ICT  Homeroom 203
 
"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      Homeroom 204
 
"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       Homeroom 205

" 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 Ethan Aloiai - Biblical and Worldview 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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Mr Shane Kennedy - Psychology
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Mrs Nicole Fickling - Administration


 
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Mrs Sam Savill - Teacher Aide
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Mrs Roneeta Chand - Teacher Aide
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Mrs Maria Shallard - Teacher Aide
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Mr Ken Barthow - Caretaker 
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Dr Peter Reynolds - Chaplain
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Mrs Maree Kennedy - French
   

 
 
                  
 
                                           
 
 
 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

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

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EMAILadmin@manukauchristian.school.nz