PRIMARY STAFF

Mr Paul McLennan

Head of Primary

Before coming to NCS in 2013, I  spent nine years teaching at Jervis Bay Christian School. Prior to this my wife and I lived and worked in Sydney. I am excited to be working in a school environment that recognises Jesus’ Lordship and seeks to help children grow academically, physically, socially and spiritually. I am currently working on my post-graduate studies in Education. Apart from teaching, I enjoy family life, gardening, reading, cricket and twitter!

B. Ed, Cert BIB St.

Mr Phillip Parker

Primary Coordinator

I began working at NCS in 2008 and find being part of the staff team at Nowra Christian School is a great privilege. My family and I moved to the South Coast from Sydney in 2008 and love the place. I teach in the Primary School and especially love to help students 'catch the reading bug'! 5 words which sum life up for me (in no particular order!): 'melody, words, Jesus, family, reds'.

B. Teach., B. Ed. (Primary)

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Mrs Yvonne Hefferan

Primary Coordinator

Since 2002 I have had the privilege at teaching many different grades at N.C.S. It has been a blessing being able to help children learn and grow academically, socially and spiritually. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with our beautiful grandchildren, fishing, walking and reading.

Dip. Teaching

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Teachers

Mrs Suzanne Bellette

Before coming to Nowra Christian School  in 2015, I spent 11 years teaching at Jervis Bay Christian Community School in various capacities – the last of which was as teaching Principal in 2014.  Previous to that I was Principal of a Christian, K-6, one teacher school and then owner of a tutoring franchise on the Southern Highlands.  I currently teach Year 4. I am interested in what neuroscience is helping us understand about learning and learning difficulties.  I enjoy reading, sewing, camping and a wide range of music.

Dip.Teach., B.Ed., Graduate Certificate (Learning difficulties)1

Mrs Natalia Curline

I consider it a real privilege to work at Nowra Christian School, amongst fellow Christians and to tell children about the Lord Jesus across the subject areas.  I first taught at Dubbo Christian School for four years and then had four children (3 still attend NCS).  I then taught casually and homeschooled for about 10 years before teaching at NCS more regularly in 2012. 

Grad. Dip. In Ch. Ed., Dip. Teach.

Mrs Joanna Landstra

I started at NCS in 2018 as the 5/6L classroom teacher. I have known many people from NCS over the years since I began attending Nowra Baptist Church in 1999, and I look forward to getting to know many more students and families. My background is in Chemical Engineering and I have worked since 2005 in music education and as a violinist. I went on to study primary teaching through the University of Wollongong in 2013, and have spent the last 4 years teaching at Nowra East Public school. I enjoy reading, maths and travel, and I am looking forward to many great learning experiences with my students. It is a great privilege and responsibility to work with so many wonderful students, families and colleagues.

Mrs Margaret Parsons

I feel privileged to be working at Nowra Christian School. I have been involved with NCS for many years (since 2001) as a parent, a volunteer, teacher's aide, and now as a classroom teacher. In 2008, I finished my Graduate Diploma in Education and have worked at several schools in the Shoalhaven area. In 2014, I began teaching at NCS, working closely with the other teachers in nurturing and teaching. I am supported by my wonderful and loving husband, Adam and 3 children. I am looking forward to being able to share my love for God in sharing HIS Love and HIS Word with the children at NCS.   

B.A, Grad. Dip. Ed.