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Teachers/Staff

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 ...

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 ...

The AIS Research to Practice Initiative

Posted in News, Primary School, Teachers/Staff on Feb 19, 2018

Primary staff representing Kindergarten, Stages 1, 2 & 3 were in Sydney today to receive training in a new and exciting venture. It's called the AIS Research to Practice Initiative. The Association of Independent Schools (“AIS”) has recently commissioned a study by the University of Technology Sydney into Supporting the Effective Teaching of Primary Science and Technology. As a response to that study the AIS has instituted the Research to Practice Initiative. The Research to Practice Initiative will support HCS staff as they seek to improve teaching practices and student outcomes, particularl... read more ...

The Changing Face of HCS

Posted in Teachers/Staff on Feb 19, 2018

If you come into the school office you’ll notice a fresh face at the reception desk. We’re excited to welcome Kirsty to the team as we temporarily say farewell to Ashlyn. Kirsty is completing a Certificate III in Business Administration Traineeship through the Hunter Valley Training Company. Having spent time in various roles since leaving school, most recently in the travel industry, Kirsty brings a real enthusiasm to this role and we’re so excited to have her on board. Ashlyn, who started with us on a Certificate III in Business Administration Traineeship has been diligently pursuing tertia... read more ...

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