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Mrs Gail Bate

Principal's EA

I’ve had the privilege to be at NCS since 1995.  I am blessed with a very supportive husband, two terrific daughters and son-in-laws and three (3) very cute grandsons. I consider it an absolute blessing to be working at NCS and I thank God for this every day.  I also appreciate the School Community with the wonderful students and  parents that are part of our school. At NCS God is our leader, our desire is to grow our students up in Christ and to love each and every one of them as Jesus loves us.

Mr Jeff Fairbairn, F.C.P.A

Business Manager

Mr Ross Tasker

ICT Manager

Our family moved to the Shoalhaven in 1996 and for most of that time my main area of work has been as a Software Engineer with a couple of different companies across the Defence, Aviation, Steelmaking, Transport and Communication industries. Prior to that I did an apprenticeship covering dual trades (Electrical and Electronics) followed by a B.Sc (Physics & Computing) at UWS. More recently I’ve done a few different things including some TAFE teaching of ICT (Information Communication & Technology) subjects. I joined NCS as ICT Manager in 2018. The role has Its challenges but I am loving the work environment that recognises who is the real boss and seeks to help the kids grow in all aspects of their lives.

Mr Michael Akinsanya


Mrs Vanessa Smith

Library Assistant

I joined NCS in 2011 when my eldest daughter started Kindergarten, now all three of my children attend NCS and love it.

My background is in Library Services and administration. I started at NCS as a volunteer in the library.  Now I am fortunate enough to have some casual work in the Library, and I have also been given the privilege to work in the Uniform Shop. 

I enjoy both my roles at NCS as I am lucky enough to meet parents and new families in the Uniform Shop, as well as getting to know students when in the Library.

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Mrs Amanda Herring

Community Relations Manager

I have worked for NCS since 2015. I am also a former student and have had a long history with the school since its beginnings in the 1980's. I have over 20 years experience in marketing, graphic design, communications and human resources in many different sectors including manufacturing, financial services, small business, not-for-profit, tourism and education. I love using my skills to raise a greater awareness of the awesome school community Nowra Christian School is and the quality Christian education that it offers.

B. Com, Cert IV Graphic Design

Mrs Jodie Dearsley


I joined NCS in 2018. Previous to this I have had considerable experience as both a Primary Teacher and as a School Counsellor. I have worked in many public schools throughout Western Sydney, the Sutherland Shire and the Shoalhaven. My husband Matt, and I have 4 children and attend Berry Community Church. I am also excited about being able to share my faith openly and being able to incorporate God’s story in my counselling.

Mrs Jane Donald


I joined NCS in 2018. I have previously worked as a Language Teacher and careers counsellor before I completed my studies in Counselling. My husband, Ian, and I have three sons and attend Sussex Inlet Anglican Church. I really love doing one-on-one counselling with children and providing them with the guidance they need to be empowered and to achieve independently.

Mr Jim Hefferan


I started at NCS in 2010. I really enjoy working at the school where every day things are different! The many jobs I've worked in over the years (including the building trade, chemical industry and office work) have helped prepare me for my role at NCS. When I'm not at school you can find me somewhere with a fishing rod in my hand or spending time with the grandkids. 

Mr Jayden Norsworthy

Grounds Assistant

Mr Adam Parsons

Grounds Assistant

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Office Administation

Mrs Jo Dickinson

Enrolment Officer/Office Administration

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