Our Classes - High School

It is in the High School department of Condell Park Christian School that our Mission Statement is demonstrated to the highest degree. Our God-honouring and dedicated teaching staff daily provide a quality, Bible-based Christian education.

Pivotal in all our teaching and learning activities across all courses of study is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the need for each student to come to a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

Biblical truth and a Biblical world view across the entire curriculum, from the orderliness and precision of Mathematics, to the wonder and complexity of God’s design in human biology and human creativity, are constant emphases in our high school program.

Teaching staff are also dedicated to the task of nurturing Godly character in all students, in both the programmed and incidental teaching opportunities that arise in the many school environments. The regular exposition of the Scriptures at appropriate times in classes, along with the weekly occasions in Devotional classes, Assemblies and Chapel, provide the foundation for young people to build Godly truth, values and attitudes into their lives.

It is in high school that our young people are greatly assisted in the discovery of their God-given gifts and talents, encouraging them and providing opportunities for them to develop and use these gifts, equipping them for life-long ministry for Christ.

Considerable priority is given to the development of leadership and creativity in music and platform arts, expressed in School Band, School Choir, Oratory performances and ministries in all their forms.

Our ultimate goal is the graduation of young people from our Senior School who are equipped intellectually, socially, and spiritually to engage with their culture, living God-dependent lives of servant leadership in their homes, their churches, their communities and their nation.

 

Meet the Key Teaching Staff

Mr Don Leys is the Principal of CPCS as well as being an active and involved secondary teacher.  He is the main PDHPE teacher and is one of several Mathematics teachers.  He graduated from the Australian National University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and from the University of New England in 2004 with a Graduate Diploma of Education.

Dr Thomas Herringson is the head Science teacher and is also involved in teaching Mathematics to our most senior students.  He graduated from Australian National University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) and again in 2010 with a PhD (Research) from ANU's School of Biology.  After relocating to the Sydney, he commenced ministering at CPCS whilst undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Education at Macquarie University, which he completed in 2012.

Mrs Rebekah Chaudhary is the head English and History teacher.  She began assisting part-time in the school ministry as she undertook her Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) and Bachelor of Arts (History & Political and International Studies) at the University of New England, which she completed in 2010.  She is now working towards a Master of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of New England.

Mr Rowan Marcus has a diverse role in the school, teaching in both the primary and secondary domains.  He graduated from the University of Technology in 2013 with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) before joining our teaching staff in 2014.  His rich life experiences have given him extensive knowledge of various belief systems practiced around the world.  This has made him invaluable in the teaching of Studies of Religion to our senior students.  He also assists with delivery of the Science curriculum to our Year 7&8 students.

Miss Ellen Morgan graduated Year 12 at Condell Park Christian School in 2009.  She completed her Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) and Bachelor of Arts (Modern History and English) at the University of New England in 2014.  Throughout her years of undergraduate study, she assisted in the school in various capacities, including music tuition and co-teaching English to Years 7&8.  Her main role now continues to be with the Years 7&8 students, as well as in teaching History to Years 9&10.