Meet Our New Teachers!

As well as welcoming many new students and families to WCCS in 2018, we also welcome our new staff members. This week you can find out a bit about each of our new teachers and in the next edition you will hear from our new non-teaching staff members.

 

Matthew Cartwright

Having been a student at WCCS during High School, I am excited to return as a Music Teacher to share my passion for music with the students here. I graduated last year from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and I have a number of years of experience teaching piano to students of all different ages. I am looking forward to developing the ensembles that already exist at Carey and possibly starting some new ones.

Most of all, I am excited to share the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection with the students, and I pray that they would find the hope that is found in Him.

 

Linda Cooper

I am excited to join the WCCS staff as a Year 2 teacher. It’s such a blessing to be given this opportunity of teaching at WCCS in 2018 and making a difference in children’s lives spiritually and academically. My background is in finance and local Government.

I completed my Bachelor of Primary Education mid-2016 and have been working in several Christian schools, including WCCS, as a casual teacher for the last 18 months. 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year as my first year teaching full-time and my first year being a grandmother!

 

 

Lynne Gross

I am very excited to be teaching at William Carey Christian School this year as a Prep teacher and Primary RFF teacher. I completed my Master of Teaching (Birth to 12) seven years ago and briefly did some casual teaching at William Carey before working in another Christian school. I am looking forward to openly sharing the gospel with the students.

When I am not at school, I enjoy hitting the gym lifting some barbell weights and searching local cafes for good coffee and good food with my family.

 

Daniel Hudson

It’s exciting to be part of the William Carey team. I have been teaching for 14 years, in both the State and Independent systems. I am married to Tabitha, and am a proud father of three children, two of which  are students in the WCCS High School.

I am a keen sportsman, in particular tennis, and I enjoy coaching and using sport to enhance students’ leaning in the classroom. What drives me is improving student learning outcomes and enhancing their love of life-long education. I am a passionate teacher who is always striving to better meet students’ learning through interesting tasks and helping students to make real connections.

My greatest passion is Jesus – and it is great to be able to share this with the students in my care.

Chey Ioannidis

I am very excited to be joining the William Carey community this year teaching Biblical Studies. I have a passion for student engagement and wellbeing, and am looking forward to seeing students grow in their understanding of God’s Word.

I most recently taught Japanese at a public high school so I may feel the need to teach the occasional Japanese word or phrase to my students! In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, bushwalking, cooking and eating delicious food.

 

Kate Kind

This year I join the WCCS teaching staff in the English department, I’ve had a long history with the school as a student and Learning Support Assistant. I am accredited to teach K – 12 and particularly enjoy teaching high school English and History. I attend a church in Minto that has allowed me to further develop my relationship with God, especially through the Children’s ministry.

 

 

Michelle Larrea

I am delighted to be joining the William Carey Christian School team once again, I have a long history and strong connection with this school – I am an ex-student and a former staff member, all three of my children attend the school and my husband also works here.

I have been teaching in Prep for the last ten years in my previous school and am thrilled to now be joining the Prep team here at WCCS as the teacher in the newly added third class. I am passionate about fostering children’s love for learning and sharing God’s love and His Word with them.

 

Tina McMullen

The greatest joy I have in teaching is watching the students’ curiosity grow as they come to understand more about the workings of God’s world around them. Johannas Kepler once referred to the study of science as the “process of thinking God’s thoughts after him.” Although I do not have the mind of Kepler, I do love teaching science for this reason.

My family has had a close connection with WCCS for many years. They have all loved being here and have been very blessed because of many of you. I am looking forward to working at WCCS in order to contribute to this wonderful learning environment and learning new teaching techniques as well.

My favourite moments are walks on the back track with sweet Myra our dog, watching the sun rise on a new day and finding bargains at second hand shops and fetes.

 

Rachael Sanders

I am very excited to be teaching Year 1 this year at William Carey Christian School. I was blessed for the past four years to teach full time in a variety of classroom roles in a public school in the Bankstown area. I have a passion for developing students’ curiosity for learning and to reach their goals.

I am looking forward to openly sharing the saving grace of Jesus Christ and am privileged to share in the learning of students at WCCS.

 

 

Loi Tran

I feel really blessed to be able to come back to Sydney and join the WCCS community. After graduating from the Sydney University and SMBC, I worked for three years at Penrith Christian School, teaching 7 – 12 Maths. Our family then moved to Melbourne. While there, I served in numerous schools teaching and leading Maths departments.

I am married to Joanne and our two boys, Christopher and Matthew attend WCCS. I enjoy playing badminton and table tennis – even though I’ve been known to lose consecutively to young players of 8 years of age. My family hope to attempt great things for God, as we expect great things from Him, in this blessed and God exalting teaching and learning environment.