Our People

A Caring community

While we are blessed with great facilities and exciting programs, it is the people of BHCS who make the school an inviting place to be. Relationship is at the core of every student’s learning journey - relationship with teachers, staff, their peers and the extended BHCS community.

Peter Read

Junior School Teacher

I love working in the Junior School and more specifically the Year 1/2 team. We have created a strong bond together, supporting each other through such a unique teaching and learning season of life. I also love the beautiful natural setting of the school. Nestled in the hills and amongst the trees it creates a sense of peace and inspiration for staff, students and families.

Students at our school have the opportunity to thrive because of the love and care staff demonstrate to them in everyday practical ways.

I love that teaching isn't just a job but an opportunity to be a small part of shaping the next generation. I love seeing children's faces when they learn something new or when they master a skill. These are golden moments!

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.

Kirsty Meese

Kindergarten Director

I love that at BHCS there is a culture of celebrating and embracing uniqueness.  Our students learn in beautiful settings and there is so much love; love of learning, love of teaching and love and respect for one another.

In my role, I am passionate about Bush Kinder, learning through play and interacting with nature.  I really appreciate the students and staff members who share this journey of education and learning with me.

Allison Hudson

Junior School Teacher

One of the many characteristics that make our school unique is the fact that students are provided with the opportunities to explore, develop and grow in their God-given talents. I believe the students at BHCS thrive because of the loving teachers, the support and genuine encouragement expressed through all staff. We believe in our students and their potential. The teachers recognise that God has created each child with gifts and a purpose which often requires the encouragement of a caring adult to call that out of them.

I am passionate about seeing students come alive and find their love for learning in whatever area or subject that might be. I love to see students find joy and community when they arrive through the school gates each day.  

Timothy Sugumar

Junior School Teacher

Belgrave is a community invested in both education and developing the whole person. Children and students thrive not only academically but socially and emotionally. They do so because they know they are loved. I am blessed in my role in Junior School to see the development of the future generation, and relish in the joy and excitement of their learning. I love this school!

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. 

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