Our People

A Caring community

Although we are blessed with great facilities and exciting programs, it's the people that make BHCS an inviting place to be. Relationship is at the core of every student's learning journey; relationships with the teachers, staff, their peers and the extended BHCS community.

Rowan Jeffery

Year 10 Team Leader

For me, I love the leadership here. They allow people to do what they are passionate about with the freedom of supporting them along the way.

I am passionate about seeing students learn outside the conventional four walls of the classroom. Whether this is in the Year 9 Program or immersed in another culture on a Missions trip. Having the ability to engage with students on this level allows them to experience learning in such a unique and meaningful way. I love that in these moments I have seen lives changed and impacted that only these opportunities can bring. It's always a privilege being able to walk alongside students during these times and to challenge them as they are confronted by what is ahead.

Ann Ridder

Head of the Arts and Visual Communication and Photography teacher

This is my 10th year at BHCS having taught in a number of different schools and I love that in a Christian School I'm free to share my faith in Jesus. The camaraderie and support among our staff is unique, as is the respect and friendly banter between our students and staff. I am passionate about Visual Communication because it is all around us and I love to encourage students to discover and develop their creative side. 

One of the first things that attracted me to BHCS was the peaceful environment but now it's the wonderful people in our school community who are the reason I love to work here.

Vicky Fraanje

Head of VCE & VCAL

I think students thrive at BHCS because our staff genuinely enjoy teaching and working with young people.  I think students pick up pretty quickly if you're 'on their side or not' and that genuine desire to help them be the best they can be, enables them to succeed and potentially even enjoy being at school! One of the many things that I love about our school is our beautiful environment, many mornings when I drive down Wattle Valley road I am struck by the awesome natural beauty of the valley that our school is nestled in.

Emma

Past Student

I love that our school is located in the middle of a bush, that we are surrounded by nature and native animals. It makes learning so much more relaxing than being in a concrete jungle. I also love that there are so many opportunities to mix in with the younger years levels because it is refreshing to have a new perspective and they are adorable.
 
I think students at our school thrive because all of our teachers have a faith in God, and therefore are so passionate about teaching us and they care about teaching. They do all they can to give us a great opportunity to do our best and see results from hard work. 

Melanie and Dan Cook

Parents

We have found BHCS a community to belong and connect with. The vision and mission of the school align with our deep Christian values, and we feel confident sending our kids to school each day knowing their lives are being enriched by teachers who follow Christ Jesus. 
When we first came to BHCS we were immediately impressed with the inclusive atmosphere in the playground, the warm and helpful staff, and the appreciation that the principal Andy Callow has for his teachers and volunteers. Highlights for us have included the wonderful Kinder, the Treetops Cafe, working in the community garden, and enjoying Performing Arts productions across the whole school.

Lance Davidson

Deputy Principal

I love that our school is set in beautiful surroundings and provides a welcome environment for both young and old. Students thrive here because they are encouraged to discover their God-given gifts and to pursue this in a supportive and caring environment.

I am passionate about seeing young people enjoying life, and being able to share the joys and the challenges that come their way from day to day. I love helping students find purpose. I also appreciate that I get to lead staff who are dedicated and love what they do, and also be a part of helping them find new and exciting ways to engage students.