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Throwback Monday – Year 12 1998!

Posted in Alumni on Sep 23, 2018

his year marks twenty years since the students of Hunter Christian School’s Year 12 1998 sat for their HSC examinations! read more ...

Introducing the School Executive

Posted in Teachers/Staff on Jun 18, 2018

Malcolm East – Principal, Kathryn O’Rourke – Head of Secondary, John Rolland – Associate Principal Over 100 Years of Experience – Introducing the School Executive The School Executive Team provides leadership of the entire school. Together we have over 100 years of experience in education across 5 schools, in the Public, Christian and Independent Education Sectors. Additionally, we bring over 100 years of combined parenting experience, with 14 children and 7 grandchildren between us and prior experience and learnings from six different industries. Our role includes both the highly structured... read more ...

The Wonder of New Beginnings

Posted in Alumni on May 10, 2018

30th Anniversary of our first Year 12! This year marks the 30th anniversary since our School’s first Year 12 students sat for the HSC exams in 1988. This student group was the first Year 12 cohort from a Christian School in the Hunter Region. Birthed as a ministry of Mayfield Baptist Church in 1981, Mayfield Christian Community School was a leader in Christian Education in the region. New beginnings brought new opportunities for Christian Education. A few things have changed over the years; the school’s name changed from Mayfield Christian Community School to Hunter Christian School, the log... read more ...

Get to Know the Head of Secondary - Kathryn O'Rourke

Posted in Teachers/Staff on Apr 26, 2018

It may not be known to many of our current school community, but Kathryn started her teaching career at Hunter Christian School. As a brand new teacher she moved from Sydney to Newcastle to teach Business Studies and Geography. Living in Kerr St Mayfield with one of the school families, Kathryn learnt about some of the cool aspects of life in Newcastle, she remembers being pleasantly surprised by the old Show Day Holiday, a unique feature of life in a new city. It was through the school that Kathryn met her husband Dean, a PDHPE teacher who was on staff at that time. She continued to work at... read more ...

Get to Know the Principal - Malcolm East

Posted in News, Teachers/Staff on Feb 23, 2018

Transformational, visionary, collaborative and creative, Mal passionately believes that every child should leave school knowing who they were born to be, equipped with the capacity and purpose to transform their world for the better. Mal began his career as a popular History teacher who never imagined doing anything else. Now, over twenty years later, Mal said that he is amazed that he has been blessed with a career that has allowed him to teach from Kindergarten to Year 12, speak at conferences, be invited on international school tours, work alongside former students as peers, support studen... read more ...

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