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.

Ugo Torcasio

Junior School Teacher

I have had the pleasure of teaching as well as supporting staff to implement our computing, coding and robotics programs. I love the unique people here and it’s a place full of gratitude, where we can be ourselves. It is a fellowship where celebration and joy are at its core and the different talents are brought together to create a beautiful community. 

I love being innovative with the students whether it’s through technology, media or simply planting out garden beds and feeding the chickens during Environmental Studies.

Cassie

Student

The culture at Belgrave Heights Christian School is supportive, loving and caring for everyone. Being nourished by teachers, students and all members of the school community allows for not only academic success, but for students to flourish both socially, emotionally and in all aspects of their life. Support is available to anyone who needs it, and having someone to listen who is non-judgemental allows for personal growth. 

I love attending a school that is Kindergarten to Year 12 because it allows for us to get involved with members of all ages of the school community! I love this as it gives us an opportunity to be role models to those in younger year levels, and offer them support whenever they need it.

Mark Punnett

Property and Facility Manager

What makes this school so unique is the people that work here. BHCS has a Principal that helps in the garden and also teaches in the classroom, which makes him in touch at the ground level. Staff have the freedom to come up with ideas, discuss and put these ideas into place and this flows from the teachers to the students; creating a great community of learning. (I have sat in the back of class while fixing a door lock or light, listening to the teachers, and I get sucked into their learning environment wanting to know more!)

My passion at BHCS is improving our preventive maintenance schedules and trying to reduce rubbish and improve our recycling in this beautiful green valley with our creek and the platypus that live there.

Ivan Seskis

Head of Senior School

I love working in a supportive place where teachers, learning assistants, administration and maintenance all strive to make BHCS a great place to be educated and to work. It is a relational school where we want people to feel welcome. There is a willingness to try new things, to engage students with their learning, to have fun. 

I am passionate about helping students enjoy their schooling experience. Yes, even their Maths classes! Even though students may find that school work is hard, it is worth the effort. I love helping them understand difficult concepts and seeing them smile and laugh when they finally understand it. I enjoy helping them achieve what they set out to do and to have fun while they are doing it.

Michelle Visser

Careers Education Coordinator and Senior School Education Support Coordinator

There are so many things about BHCS that make it a special place to work and learn. One of these things is the respect amongst staff members. This makes us all valuable, cutting through the typical hierarchy that exists in most workplaces and filtering down to the students. BHCS feels much more of a community than a school or place in which to work. I love it.

In both my roles I have the privilege of working with students to bring about hope for the future. The team I work with are all here because they want to make a difference in a child’s life. Their dedication is an encouragement to me to serve and keep humble as do my colleagues.

Leah Nicholls

Learning Design Leader (Middle School)

BHCS is a place where students can thrive because they are known. 
While it might seem like a simple concept, it is a powerful one. There is a strong focus on community and a part of that means that the students are known by their teachers - more than just names, the staff here know and care about each student and we share a desire to push them and to help them flourish. 

I love that I get to work closely with teachers who share a passion to teach well and to engage students in learning that transcends the classroom. I love that Jesus is central to all we do and that His teachings on justice, love and grace are reflected in our classroom teaching and practice.