Meet the Principal
As parents of two children, my wife and I had to make the decision of where we were going to send our children to school back in the mid 1980’s. I had spent my first five years of teaching in the State system and like many Christian parents, my wife and I were worried about the influences and pressures that our children would face in a secular school. As teachers with a desire to have our children educated by Godly teachers we decided to pioneer one of the first Christian schools in our area at Westmead — now called Westmead Christian Grammar School (K–6).
This began our journey in Christian education, and we then developed Bethel Christian School — a K–12 at Mt Druitt where I was Deputy Principal for 14 years. Following that I taught at Norwest Christian College as a co-ordinator for six years. From 2006 to 2009 we had the privilege of serving on the mission field in Papua New Guinea, where my wife was Principal of a Christian Primary school while I was Principal of a Christian High School and we also worked together in the church ministry. On returning to Australia in 2010 I helped develop distance education for home schooling as well as a day school at Australian Christian College, Marsden Park and three years later took up a position at St Bishoy Coptic College as Principal.
… God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never forsake you. That is why we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.”
My heart and training have been focused on Christian schooling and developing Christ focused Biblical curriculum and pedagogy over these years and I am still involved in Missions, taking training to schools in PNG each year in holiday breaks. I see Christian education as a gift that God has given us here in Australia. No other country I have visited has developed Christian education to the level we have attained here. We are so blessed that we even have Christian tertiary education for the training of teachers now. As I look back over the years since we commenced with others in this vision I can only say it is a miracle that we have schools like The Lakes Christian College today.
My goal and vision is to see a Christian perspective kept at the forefront of the curriculum by training staff to deliver quality education with the distinctive of a biblical world view. As we strive to honour God’s Word and the vision He has given us as a teaching and learning community, we will experience the reality of the promise of Hebrews 13:6.
Yours in Christ,