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Our People

Our staff are called by God to support and nurture our young people through a Christ-centred education.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our CCC community.

Our People

Andrew Mallett

Role: Chaplain

My Church: Gympie Wesleyan Methodist

Favourite Bible verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

What’s my prop all about? Cricket, which I love to play, is about hand-eye skill and sustaining strategy, for a day’s play or longer.  Roller hockey, which I love to play, is about balance and hand-eye skill, and legally having opportunity to inflict physical suffering on your opponent. This gives me an enriched, healthy balance, after spending my everyday trying to restore, encourage and help people.

What is something interesting about me that people may not know? I am adopted.

 

Sue Waltisbuhl

Role: Director of Teaching and Learning

My Church: Gympie Community Church

Favourite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11-14

What’s my prop all about? I love being refreshed by time in His Creation – I love hiking and snorkelling as opportunities to see the vast and the miniscule and marvelling in the depth of each unique design. I also love the family He’s blessed me with and investing time in each of them is a priority.

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like? Ironing is my favourite conclusion to a weekend. Ever since I was a little girl, ironing has been calming and relaxing, helping to set the week ahead!

Tania Comerford

Role: Accounts Receivable (school fees) and Support Staff (wellbeing)

My Church: Gympie Community Church

Favourite Bible verse: Romans 12

What’s my prop all about? I love being outdoors in the sun – hopefully at the beach – especially with others!

What is something interesting about me that people may not know? I have been studying Counselling at Christian Heritage College in Brisbane for the past 5 years (and absolutely love it) and will complete my degree at the end of this year.

 

Tiffany Hodgson

Role: Secondary Visual Art and Drama Teacher

My Church: Gympie Wesleyan Methodist Church

Favourite Bible verse: Romans 8:28

What’s my prop all about? 

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? Location – somewhere natural and beautiful at the close of a weekend cycle touring or hiking or canoeing. Lazy must be earned!

 

Kaitlyn Hughes

Role: Executive Assistant

My Church: Tin Can Bay Community Church

Favourite Bible verse: Psalm 121

What’s my prop all about? In my spare time I love to bake or relax with a book. 

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? A coffee or lunch with friends and/or family after Church and a nanna nap! 

 

Tracey Farley

Role: Enrichment Unit Coordinator

My Church: Noosa Church

Favourite Bible verse: John 14:1-6

What’s my prop all about? New adventure learning how to kite surf.

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? Walk along Noosa National Park followed by a Massimo – Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream.

 

Blaine Packer

Role: Secondary English and Humanities Teacher

My Church: Gympie Community Church

Favourite Bible verse: Philippians 1:6

What’s my prop all about? I love music of almost all genres and these are my most loved headphones for 5+ years.

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? Probably mowing the lawn.

Cheree Hughes

Role: Vocational Education Coordinator and Chaplain

My Church: New Life Collective

Favourite Bible verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

What’s my prop all about? Photos – I love the life God has given me. I love making memories, spending time with people, singing, traveling, playing games and so much more.

What is something interesting about me that people might not know? I love Sci-fi movies and TV Shows (Star Gate SG1 being my favourite).

Stephen Hyett

Role: Year 6 Teacher

My Church: Gympie Baptist

Favourite Bible verse: Romans 12

What’s my prop all about? My interests are music and tennis.

What is something interesting about me that people may not know? I grew up as a missionary kid in several countries including the jungles of PNG.

 

Sarah Bailey

Role: Secondary teacher – Design, Media Arts and Industrial Technology

My Church: Mary Valley Wesleyan Methodist Church

Favourite Bible verse: Colossians 3:14

What’s my prop all about? We have a farm in the beautiful Mary Valley and we run cattle.

What is something interesting about me that people might not know? We moved to Queensland in 2017 from NSW. I am Aboriginal and I am from the Wiradjuri Nation. The people of the Wiradjuri country are known as “people of three rivers” being the Macquarie river (Wambool), Lachlan River (Kalari) and the Murrumbidgee River (Murrumbidjeri) which border their lands.

 

Jendy Smith

Role: Primary Music and Arts Teacher / Instrumental Music and Immersion Program Coordinator

My Church: Hope Community Church, Nambour, where my husband is the Pastor

Favourite Bible verse: Romans 12:1-2

What’s my prop all about? I am passionate about Music and the Arts! I love inspiring and encouraging others to use their gifts for God’s glory. Every student is created in God’s image, and creativity is a huge part of that. I find great fulfillment and joy in leading worship, and in singing and playing piano.

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? Quality time spent with my family at the beach or by the water somewhere. It restores my soul.

 

Sue Young

Role: Secondary Science Teacher

My Church: Gympie Wesleyan Church

Favourite Bible verse: Philippians 4:7

What’s my prop all about? I love gardening and am really into succulents at the moment. This is an aloe called a “fairy washboard”.

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? Making succulent bowls, cooking or reading. Often I end up having a “nanna nap”!

 

Priscilla Birt

Role: Education Support Officer

My Church: Church of Christ

Favourite Bible verse: Psalm 119:10

What’s my prop all about? I love to be at home pottering amongst my veggie patch or tending to fruit trees. Outdoors is where I love to be.

What is something interesting about me that people may not know? At home, sitting down with hubby on our patio with a drink while watching the sunset while our children run around and play.

 

Nairda Ost

Role: Education Support Officer

My Church: Zion Lutheran Church

Favourite Bible verse: Romans 12:6-8

What’s my prop all about? My prop is some of my favourite things that I love.

The kombi van = my love of outdoors and camping.

The book is titled “Time Out” which is my devotions book for 2021 and reveals my love of books as well.

Pens = just love a good pen!!!!

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? A lazy Sunday could be going to the beach, in the pool or even watching a movie with my family.

Kate McDonald

Role: Secondary teacher, Humanities and History

My Church: Gympie Community Church

Favourite Bible verse: Isaiah 43:19

What’s my prop all about? I love to explore new places, learn new languages and meet people from different cultures. Hiking, kayaking and paddle boarding are my favourite hobbies. I try to collect different maps from all the places I’ve lived and visited to remind me of all the things God has done, and all He is going to do in the nations of our world.

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? On a lazy Sunday afternoon, you might find me reading a book, doing a puzzle or going for a walk.

 

Sarah Edwards

Role: Early Years Leader Leader and Year 1/2 Teacher

My Church: Gympie Uniting Church

Favourite Bible verse: Ephesians 3:17-19

What’s my prop all about? I have started playing mixed netball again after 10 years of being ‘out of the game’ and I love it!  I am no netball superstar but I give it all I’ve got.

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? Playing Lego, Beyblades or cars with my two young boys.

 

Meaghan Dean

Role: Year 5/6 Teacher

My Church: Gympie Presbyterian Church

Favourite Bible verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

What’s my prop all about? I enjoy playing boardgames with my friends.

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? On a lazy Sunday afternoon, you may find me enjoying time outside with my family.

 

Amy Chapman

Role: Prep Teacher

My Church: Gympie Community Church

Favourite Bible verse: Philippians 4:13

What’s my prop all about? My husband and I love being outdoors – some of our favourites are mountain biking and riding motorbikes. 

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? Some days it’s a late mountain bike ride, cooking a yummy Sunday night dinner or just spending time with my husband.

 

Esther Bradbury

Role: Year 2 Teacher

My Church: Noosa Church

Favourite Bible verse: 1 Peter

What’s my prop all about? As a family we surf on the weekends and on holidays. I’ve been learning for 25 years. 

What is something interesting about me that people may not know? A trip to the beach after church.

 

Ronél Van der Berg

Role: Year 3 Teacher

My Church: Tin Can Bay Community Church

Favourite Bible verse: Philippians 4:7

What’s my prop all about? I am a ‘live amongst the trees’ girlMy idea of heaven is a small house in the forest. 

What is something interesting about me that people might not know? I love beautiful things, but I have spent the last 2 years working on living more minimalistic. 

Ross Waltisbuhl

Role: Acting Principal and Year 12 PC Teacher

My Church: Gympie Community Church

Favourite Bible verse: Micah 6:8

What’s my prop all about? My daughter and I are making paddles out of reclaimed wood for a multi-day canoe adventure. 

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? Checking on my beehives or soap making with my wife. 

 

Daniel Tan

Role: Secondary Science Teacher

My Church: Gympie Presbyterian Church 

Favourite Bible verse2 Corinthians 5:17-21 

What’s my prop all about? Turner: I love cooking new dishes. Books: I love reading books, both Christian and historical novels. 

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? Swimming and reading a book on a Sunday afternoon. 

 

Minette Engelbrecht

Role: Administration & Executive Assistant to the Deputy

My Church: Gympie Wesleyan Methodist Church 

Favourite Bible verse: Ephesians 3:20

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? I love reading, so a lazy Sunday afternoon would be spent reading my favourite (at the moment) book. 

 

Audrey Reynders

Role: Year 3 Teacher & Upper Primary Learning Leader

My Church: Hillsong Noosa

Favourite Bible verse: Isaiah 26:3

What’s my prop all about? Birds remind me to sing and not to worry about tomorrow. I walked next to two brolgas once, and it’s my favourite memory. 

What does a lazy Sunday afternoon look like to me? Walking along Gympie Terrace with family or friends having a coffee or gelato whilst watching kite surfers is pretty perfect! 

 

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