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.
Course of study on offer are typically:
Yrs 7,8: Mathematics, English, Human Society and its Environment (HSIE), Science, Music, Choir, Bible Devotions, Visual Artsm PDHPE, Spelling and Musical Instrument tuition.
Yrs 9,10: Mathematics, English, HSIE, Science, Music, Choir, Bible Devotions, PDHPE, Spelling, Electives courses and Band.
Yrs 11,12 (Seniors): Mathematics (4 levels), English, Ancient or Modern History, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Studies of Religion, Music, Band and Elective Courses.
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 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 a Deputy Principal (Curriculum and Compliance) of CPCS and the Supervising Teacher for Year 11-12. He is involved in the teaching of Mathematics and Science to students in Year 9-12. 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 Sydney, he commenced ministering at CPCS whilst undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Education at Macquarie University, which he completed in 2012.
Mr Christopher Morgan currently teaches Stage 6 Physics and Mathematics. He also teaches Science to the Year 7 & 8 students. He graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry in 2016. In addition, he is currently undertaking a Masters of Secondary Education in Science teaching.
Ms Elise McPherson teaches English across Years 9 to 12. She graduated in 2016 from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Neuroscience. She subsequently worked within the field of health system research and gained her Masters in Research from Macquarie University. She is presently completing her Masters of Secondary Teaching in English and Science.
Mr Wilson Wong teaches a broad range of courses within the Arts and Social Sciences including High School classes in Music, PDHPE, and Stage 6 Studies of Religion as well as Upper Primary Music. In 2011, he completed his Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education from the University of New South Wales, and commenced teaching at CPCS the following year. In 2015, he graduated from Sydney Bible Baptist College, submitting his dissertation on the topic of Biblical Principles for Discerning Godly Music.
Mrs Brenna Jaworski teaches Stage 4 History and Visual Arts as well as team teaching in Upper Primary. She graduated from Bob Jones University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (K-Year 8). She began teaching at CPCS in 2003 and was the lead teacher in Upper Primary from 2003-2008. After returning from maternity leave in 2009, she has fulfilled various roles at school including Pre-Reading teacher, K-6 Creative Arts teacher, and Upper Primary teacher.
Mr Benjamin Jackey teaches Stage 5 Mathematics and Science along with Year 7 Mathematics and Years 11 and 12 Standard Mathematics. He graduated from Pensacola Christian College with two Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education -- one in Mathematics and the other in Science -- and a Minor in Music Ministries with a keyboard emphasis. He moved from Alambama in the United States to be a part of our school in June of 2019. His favourite topics to study and teach include astronomy, geometry, discrete mathematics, and nuclear chemistry. Apart from teaching, he enjoys visiting Australia's beautiful coast, practicing music with both piano and voice, and attending musical performances in the Sydney area.