Meet the Staff

Staff List

All current teaching staff have qualifications from a Higher Educational Institution within Australia as defined by the Institute of Teachers' Act 2004.

Name Faculty Position
Mr Jeff Allen Primary/Secondary Principal
Mr Mike Reinhardt Secondary Mathematics Deputy Principal, Teacher
Mrs Kerry Frank Head of Primary, Learning Support Teacher, Girls' Advisor
Mr Tim Davis Secondary Design  and Technology Teacher, Head of Welfare and Careers
Mrs Lyn Sellers Administration Business Manager
Mrs Carolyn Allen Secondary Music and Mathematics Teacher
Mr Dean Cox Secondary History and Mathematics Teacher
Mrs Lynnelle Cairns Seconday English, History and Geography Teacher
Mr Simon Liu Madarin Chinese, Commerce, Mathematics Teacher
Mrs Jillian Garnham Secondary Science, Marine and Aqua Biology Teacher
Mrs Barbara Parker Secondary English Teacher
Mrs Rebecca White Secondary Art, Primary Drama Teacher
Mr Mark Williams Primary and Secondary PDHPE Teacher, Sports Co-ordinator
Mr Allan Jones Primary Teacher
Mrs Jo Carey Primary Teacher
Mrs Nicki Jeffery Primary Teacher
Miss Millie Mason Primary Teacher
Mrs Helen Phipps Primary and Secondary Science Teacher
Miss Jane Stewart Primary Teacher
Mrs Joy Stubbs Primary Teacher
Mr Tim Wilkinson Primary Teacher
Mrs Robin Williams Primary Teacher
Mrs Shirleen Ferris Administration Administrative Assistant
Mr Dave Hall Primary and Secondary Chaplain
Mr Stephen Garnham Labratory Science Assistant
Miss Monique Heather Primary Administrative Assistant
Mrs Linda Mason Administration Administrative Assistant, First Aid Officer
Mrs Shirley Hannaford Library Librarian
Mrs Kate Jordan Primary and Secondary Teacher's Aide
Mrs Julie Moule Administration Administrative Assistant
Miss Kerri-ann Perkins Primary Teacher's Aide
Mrs Rhonda Perkins Secondary Teacher's Aide
Miss Alison West Primary Teacher's Aide
Mrs Penny Coulter Administration Accounts Assistant

Employment

All teaching staff are committed Christians, from a variety of denominations within the Christian church, who subscribe to the School's Confession of Faith. Our teachers model Biblical values and lifestyle to students and families as living examples of disciples of Jesus Christ.
 
Each staff member holds appropriate qualifications from higher educational institutions within Australia and also comply with the requirements of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).
 
Teachers at NVCCS implement the NSW BOSTES curricula from a Biblical worldview and are expected to undertake ongoing professional development.
 
All paid workers and volunteers must undertake a Working with Children Check through the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian before an offer of employment or volunteer position is finalised.

 

Current Advertised Positions

Positions Vacant: Secondary Mathematics Teacher Fulltime

Commencing in 2018. Nambucca Valley Christian Community School (NVCCS) is a growing K-12 Christian School of approximately 220 students. Located on the Mid North Coast of NSW. NVCCS was established in 1991.

As a ministry of the Nambucca River Presbyterian Churches we are seeking applications from committed Christian teachers who are passionate about Christian education; who subscribe to our Statement of Faith (found below) and who would be keen to begin a long-term partnership with us to bring glory to God through our School.

NVCCS is governed by the local Presbyterian Church and affiliated with Christian Schools Australia (CSA).

Position: Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Status: Fulltime

Start date: 22nd January, 2018

Applications close: Friday 21st July, 2017

Interviews: Saturday 5th August, 2017

For more information contact: Mr Jeff Allen - Principal

Essential:         

  • Secondary Mathematics Teaching Qualifications.
  • A demonstrated ability to work positively in a team; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to Christ.

Desirable:

  • Stage 6 Teaching Experience

Potential candidates should submit their curriculum vitae including documentation of qualifications, along with a letter of application and 3 references (one being from your current pastor/minister) to the Principal, Mr Jeff Allen, at the address (either postal or email) below. Please contact Mr Jeff Allen for more information.

Applicants will be required to undergo NSW Working with Children check, identification verifications & referee checks.

Applications close Friday 21st July 2017, with interviews to be held on Saturday 5th August 2017.

Mr. Jeff Allen - Principal

Nambucca Valley Christian Community School

PO Box 152, Nambucca Heads, NSW, 2448

Ph. (02) 6568 9311 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Remuneration will be negotiated and in accord with the current CSA rates taking into consideration the qualifications and experience of the applicant.

 

OUR CONFESSION OF FAITH

  1. We believe in the Divine inspiration, the infallibility and supreme authority of the Old and New Testaments in their entirety and that the Holy Spirit so moved the writers, and what they wrote are authoritative statements of truth.
  2. We believe there is one God in whom there are three equal Divine Persons revealed as the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit, and who of His own sovereign Will created the heavens, the earth and all that is contained within the Universe.
  3. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternally existing only begotten Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. As God He became flesh and dwelt among us: as man He was God.
  4. We believe all men are in a fallen, sinful and lost condition through the rebellion of Adam and Eve who were created without sin, and in this state of depravity are helpless to save themselves, and are under the condemnation of God to eternal punishment in Hell.
  5. We believe that salvation from the penalty and consequences of sin is found only through the substitutionary atoning death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. We believe it is the Holy Spirit alone who convicts men of sin, leads them to repentance, creates faith within them and regenerates and fills those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord. It is the indwelling Spirit who bestows the Gifts of the Spirit and manifests the Fruit of the Spirit in the believer.
  7. We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and on the third day rose from the dead; that He appeared to men who touched Him and knew His bodily presence, and that He ascended to His Father.
  8. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ will return in person with His saints and that the full consummation of the Kingdom of God awaits His return.
  9. We believe those who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit will receive a resurrection body at the return of Jesus Christ and be forever with the Lord while those who have not believed will be resurrected to stand at the Judgement Seat of God to receive His judgement and eternal condemnation to Hell.
  10. We believe in the actual existence of Satan who is the father of all evil and opposed to God although ultimately subject to the purposes of God and destined to be confined forever to Hell.
  11. We believe there are two ordinances instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  12. We believe the church is the Body of Christ composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ which finds its visible manifestation in the local community of believers and ministers through the co-operative exercise of God-given gifts by the entire membership. Each local community of believers is competent under Christ as Head of the Church to order its life without interference from any civil authority.

 

Educational Programme

ICAS testing The Nambucca Valley Christian Community School is a multi-grade school (from Kindergarten to Yr 10) offering a balanced education in all Key Learning Areas — English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE), The Arts, Languages, Physical Education, Health and Sport (PD/H/PE), as well as a whole school devotional programme.

NSW Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan

The Nambucca Valley Christian Community School is participating in the NSW Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan.

This funding is focused on strengthening whole school approaches to literacy and numeracy that lead to improved student outcomes.

Please click here to read the 2015 NVCCS Literacy and Numeracy Plan.

Please click here to read the 2016 NVCCS Literacy and Numeracy Plan.

Early Intervention / Special Assistance Programmes

Kindergarten and Year 1 are assessed annually to identify students at risk.

The NSW Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan provides the School with the opportunity to lift outcomes, especially in literacy and numeracy, through developing a strong capacity in the general classroom and additional supports. These include Reading Mastery, Spelling Mastery, MiniLit, MultiLit and a Volunteer Reading Programme.

The Nambucca Valley Christian Community School aims to provide an education which helps each student to reach personal and nationally recognised benchmarks.  The School actively supports students requiring literacy and numeracy assistance.

Grant money allocated in 2016 will fund additional resources, training and development in literacy and numeracy.

The School community is well supported by parents, grandparents and volunteers from both the School and the wider Christian community. Volunteers are integrated into the school in the areas of Reading (MINILIT, MULTILIT and one on one reading).

The implementation of a ‘whole school’ approach to learning has become one of the focal areas of the new school culture.

The school has implemented the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS NEXT) program as a means of assessing literacy. Spelling Mastery is also run to cater to individual spelling needs.

The Reading Mastery program has also become used in the K-6 section of the school, which involves the whole school being assessed and placed in groups of students within the same level and supported through Direct Instruction.

Assessment also takes place twice a year using the Literacy and Numeracy Continuums.

The Learning In Numeracy and Learning In Early Numeracy assessment tools were implemented throughout the school in 2015 to further identify students’ numeracy skills and areas for further development. LIN and LIEN are continuing to be used in 2016.

Individual Programmes are available for families who will work in partnership with teachers in special home assistance programmes with associated monitoring as required.

Computer Education

Our school sets a high priority on Computer Skills in Education. All classes receive Information and Communication Technology. All classrooms have WiFi internet access, as well as the school library.

High School students have a laptop dedicated for their use each day. K-6 students have laptops IPADS available as part of their learning programmes. The classrooms also each have data projectors and teachers integrate ICT and a range of computer based teaching strategies into their daily programmes.

Information Software Technology is offered as an Elective to Years 9 and 10.

Sporting Events

K-6 participates in an afternoon Health Hop Programme, a full comprehensive Sporting Programme as well as full school carnivals for K-10 including:

  • Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics
  • Eligible students from Yrs 3-10 are provided the opportunity to attend the Christian Schools Zone Carnivals in the appropriate centres and the Christian Schools State Carnival in Sydney (CSSA)
  • Christian Schools also hold a combined carnival with other Independent Schools in Sydney which eligible students attend (CIS).
  • Every two years Christian Schools combine at an interstate level (Nationals). In 2015 a NVCCS student represented the school at this level.
  • Gala Days with other local schools and Christian schools are held in the Mid and Far North Coast.
  • NVCCS participates in Netball, Soccer, Rugby League, AFL and Tennis.

Dates to remember

TERM THREE 2017

JULY

Tuesday 25th - Zone Athletics Carnival, Coffs Harbour

AUGUST

Tuesday 1st - Parent and Guardian Interviews with Teachers

Thursday 3rd - Parent and Guardian Interviews with Teachers

Friday 4th - CSSA North Coast Basketball, Coffs Harbour

Monday 14th to Friday 18th - Science Week

Friday 18th - CSSA Primary State Athletics, Blacktown

Monday 21st to Friday 25th - Book Week

Thursday 24th - CSSA Secondary State Athletics, Homebush

Thursday 31st - School Photo Day