Dear Students, Parents and Staff,
It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mr Michael Nightingale to the position of Director of Teaching and Learning and Mrs Janice Post and Mrs Michelle Shaw as Assistants to the Deputy Principal of the Primary School, effective from the start of the 2017 school year.
Mr Michael Nightingale is currently the Deputy Principal at Mount Annan Christian College and has a history of over 25 years teaching Mathematics and ICT in a number of independent Christian Schools. He joins our school with a great depth of experience in school leadership, having held the position of Principal at Snowy Mountains Christian School and Secondary School Coordinator at Illawarra Christian School.
Michael has experience in leading the professional development of staff at all levels, and in the design and implementation of innovative learning strategies in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) incorporating cross curricular, project based learning.
Michael has a passion for teaching through student centred learning plus great depth in educational leadership and management. I look forward to Michael joining us and warmly welcome him to our school community.
I am also very excited at the appointment of Mrs Janice Post and Mrs Michelle Shaw to the positions of Assistant to the Deputy Principal of Primary. This is an expansion to the Primary leadership team with the goal to promote the smooth continuum of learning from the early stages of Primary through to the transition from Year 6 into Year 7. Both Janice and Michelle bring an exceptional level of energy and commitment to quality teaching and learning and are well known and highly regarded in the school community.
Janice and Michelle will be carrying out the role with an equal share of load and responsibility. While their specific areas of expertise will result in separate responsibilities, they will also be working together with our Deputy Principal of Primary, Mr Robert Burgess, to continue to develop curriculum delivery.
I thank God for the provision of these new members of the school leadership team and look forward for what He has planned for William Carey in the years to come.
Yours in Christ