Our Staff and Classes

Our teachers are our biggest asset.   They’re 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’s never ‘just a job’!
 
Full-time Staff for 2017 (alphabetical order): 
Mrs Christina Ackermann L.P.T.C.
Mr Ethan Aloiai BTchg
Mrs Minda Busch BEd
Miss Priscilla Dhinakar BA, DipTchg
Mrs Madelaine du Plessis BEd
Miss Louise Kennedy (Team Leader) BA, DipTchg
Mr Scott Kennedy BA, BSc, DipTchg
Mrs Leonie Logan BEd, DipTchg
Miss Char Luck (Team Leader) HDipEd (Special Ed)
Miss Jessica Sonneveld BTchg
Part-time Teachers:
Mrs Susan Dando  BSc, BA, DipTchg 
Mr Richard Flinn  MBA, MDiv

Mrs Amarjit Kaur BEd
Mrs Maree Kennedy
Mrs Shirley Smith DipTH, DipRE, DipTchg
Miss Daniella Verissimo BA, DipTchg
           
        
               




Classes may be grouped in different levels from year to year depending on numbers. 
 
Principal:                     Mr Shane Kennedy BEd, DipTchg
Executive Officer:        Mrs Geraldine Oosterbeek  DipCom, DipPR
Admin Assistant:         Mrs Susan Lowen
Teacher Aides:            Mrs Nicole Fickling
Caretaker:                  Mr Maurice Papesch
IT Specialist:               Mr Arco van de Weg
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Miss Char Luck:


"It is such a blessing and privilege to teach at a school that reflects family and God's love.  The children love learning here and it is a joy to teach them."
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Mr Shane Kennedy

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Mrs Christina Ackermann:

"At MCS there are strong principles in place with God's Word as the foundation.  Each student is valued as someone with special abilities and a unique contribution to make to others."
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Mrs Geraldine Oosterbeek
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Mr Ethan Aloiai:

"I am thankful to be a part of Manukau Christian School and am eagerly anticipating this opportunity.  I am thrilled to be able to preach the gospel daily in an environment permeated by a biblical worldview. I look forward to teaching children to love God and to learn about His world."
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Mrs Shirley Smith
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"I love the environment at MCS where we can freely share our Christian beliefs with the children.  I also love the supportive and caring people who nurture the children in our school."
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Miss Daniella Verissimo
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"I love being part of the MCS family.  It is a privilege to not only be involved in shaping children to become responsible and develop a love for learning, but also to discover the Love, Glory and Faithfulness of our God." 
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Mrs Nicole Fickling
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Miss Jessica Sonneveld:
 
"MCS has provided me with a rich education taught by nurturing, inspiring teachers.  I now have the privilege to return and do the same.  My ultimate passion is to see children love Jesus and love learning."
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Mrs Maree Kennedy
Louise class Miss Louise Kennedy:

"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 Susan Lowen

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Mr Scott Kennedy:

"Teaching at MCS is an absolute pleasure. Our no excuses policy and high expectations lead to solid results. But more importantly than this, our students are daily presented with the gospel challenge to repent and believe in King Jesus."
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Mr Maurice Papesch
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Miss Priscilla Dhinakar:

"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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Mr Arco van de Weg
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               Mrs Susan Dando
 

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

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

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CONTACT US

PHONE64 9 269 1050
EMAILadmin@manukauchristian.school.nz