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 and Physics Deputy Principal, Teacher
Mrs Kerry Frank Primary, Learning Support Teacher, Head of Primary
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, Geography and English Teacher
Mrs Lynnelle Cairns Seconday English Teacher, Secondary Girls Advisor, Distance Education Coordinator
Mrs Makayla Tydeman Secondary Mathematics Teacher
Mrs Jillian Garnham Secondary Science, Marine and Aquaculture Technology Teacher
Mrs Barbara Parker Secondary English and Drama Teacher
Mrs Rebecca White Creative Arts Teacher
Mr Mark Williams Secondary PDHPE and PASS Teacher, Sports Co-ordinator
Mr Steve Garnham Secondary Labratory and General Assistant
Mr Allan Jones Primary Teacher
Mrs Jo Carey Primary Teacher
Mr Mark Finn Primary Teacher
Miss Millie Mason Primary Teacher
Mrs Helen Phipps Primary Teacher
Miss Jane Stewart Primary Teacher, Primary Care Girls Advisor
Mrs Joy Stubbs Primary Teacher
Mr Tim Wilkinson Primary Teacher
Mrs Robin Williams Primary Teacher
Mrs Shirleen Ferris Administration Academic Support Assistant
Mr Dave Hall Primary and Secondary Chaplain
Miss Monique Heather Primary Teacher's Aide
Mrs Linda Mason Administration Administrative Assistant, First Aid Officer
Mrs Shirley Hannaford Library Librarian
Mrs Sue Tasker Secondary Teacher's Aide
Mrs Kate Jordan Primary and Secondary Teacher's Aide
Mrs Julie Moule Administration Executive Support Assistant
Miss Kerri-ann Perkins Primary Teacher's Aide
Mrs Rhonda Perkins Secondary Teacher's Aide
Miss Alison West Primary Teacher's Aide
Mrs Lynette Coulter Administration Accounts Assistant
Mrs Bianca Williams Administration Teacher's Aide
Mrs Jenny Smith Administration Teacher's Aide
Mrs Jill Marland Administration Teacher's Aide


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 New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA).
Teachers at NVCCS implement the NESA 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

Temporary K-6 & Stage 3 Music Teaching Position Available

Commencing: Term 1, 2019

Nambucca Valley Christian Community School (NVCCS) is a growing Christian School on the Mid North Coast of NSW. NVCCS was established in 1991 and is a K-12 school.

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, and who would be keen to begin a long-term partnership with us to bring glory to God through our School. 

Commencing on 21st January 2019, we will have a temporary part-time teaching positions FTE 0.6. In 2019 the School will offer a coordinated music program across K to year 6. This program will run 5 mornings per week.

K-6 Music and stage 3 temporary position.

Temporary Part-time FTE 0.6 Subject specialisations: K-6 Music and stage 3.

Position Requirements

The School is seeking a qualified and experienced music teacher to join our dynamic faculty in 2019. The successful candidate will be an exceptional educator, who is highly motivated to support NVCCS to maintain and develop learning and innovation, ensure continued academic achievement and inspire, engage and value every student.

Essential Criteria

  • A demonstrated commitment to Christ.
  • Be willing to support the Christian ethos and values of the School.
  • Subscribe to our Statement of Faith (available on our website).
  • A commitment to the strategic direction of the school.
  • Appropriate teaching qualifications and accreditation in NSW.
  • Experience in teaching music to primary students.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of K-6 Music curriculum.
  • A willingness to teach a variety of subjects.
  • A high standard of competency and proficiency as a classroom teacher.
  • Commitment to pedagogical progression, exhibiting strong skills in technology and digital literacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of all students to enhance student knowledge and understanding.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills with the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff and parents.
  • A demonstrated ability to work positively in a team.
  • Proficient administrative skills, with a high level of flexibility and adaptability.
  • Ability to utilise data to enhance students’ learning.
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check.

Desirable Criteria

  • Evidence of innovative classroom practices.
  • A willingness to keep current with emerging educational developments.
  • Experience in running a Choir or Instrumental Ensemble.
  • 6th Grade AMEB or equivalent experience in piano.
  • Kodaly and Orff training or experience with would be advantageous.

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

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

To apply for this position:

  • Address the essential and desirable criteria in a letter of application.
  • Provide copies of qualifications and accreditation.
  • Provide a reference from your current pastor/minister.
  • Provide an additional 2 other references preferably employment related.

Confidential applications may be addressed to the Business Manager, Lyn Sellers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please contact Kerry Frank on 02 65689311 for further information. 

Applications close Friday 16th November 2018, with interviews to be held on Friday 23rd November 2018.

Mrs Lyn Sellers

Business Manager

Nambucca Valley Christian Community School

PO Box 152, Nambucca Heads, NSW, 2448

Ph. (02) 6568 9311



  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 12) 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 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 2018 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.

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 idividual laptops dedicated for their use each day. K-6 students have laptops and 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.

Years 7 and 8 have computer education in their Technology classes.

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

Information Processing Technology is offered as a HSC subject.

Sporting Events

K-6 participates in an afternoon Health Hop Programme, a full comprehensive Sporting Programme as well as full school carnivals for K-12 including:

  • Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics
  • Eligible students from Years 3-12 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).
  • 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



Thursday 6th - Years 7-12 Thanksgiving

Friday 7th - Year 6 Graduation Lunch

Monday 10th - K-6 Thanksgiving Night, 6.30pm

Tuesday 11th - Last Day Term 4 for K-10

Thursday 13th - Last Day for Staff and Compressed Couse Students