Australian Christian College at Marsden Park was founded in 2007 to provide quality education on campus and online. How is this ‘quality education’ being delivered?
Great staff make great schools. Take a moment to think back on your experience in school. At the end of the day, your best memories are from teachers who cared for you and taught you in ways that unlocked learning. We want our teachers to be the best. We want our teachers to unlock learning for our students.
The second thing that facilitates quality education is our school culture. We know that a safe and supportive classroom is the best place to learn. To that end, we are looking for families who share our vision and values. Our parents work alongside our teachers to create the best possible learning culture. Many times, what that looks like is having our teachers accessible via email for parents to ask questions. Other times, you might see our teachers supporting and encouraging students who are struggling to grasp a difficult concept.
The last thing that’s really important to us is Jesus Christ. A teacher once asked Jesus, “What is the most important thing in life?” And Jesus said: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind… Love your neighbour as yourself.” Our school is not a church and we are not affiliated with any religious denomination but we do love Jesus and we want to tell others about him.
Mr Brendan Corr, Principal
Brendan has over 30 years experience as a teacher, lecturer and school leader, most recently working as an Inspector of Schools with NESA/Board of Studies.
Originally a Secondary Science teacher, he is a graduate of UTS, Deakin, Australian Catholic University and Regent College in Vancouver and is currently undertaking Doctoral studies in the connection between faith and practice in Christian Education.
Brendan has extensive experience and understanding of Christian Education and of the emerging issues in the education sector. While Deputy Principal responsible for Curriculum and Staff Development at Pacific Hills for 12 years, Brendan also led the NSW Christian Schools Australia registration system, visiting each of the 45 member schools to ensure their best practice in Christian Education. He has been a keynote speaker at conferences and has led Professional Development courses for Christian teachers across Australia and overseas, including France, Austria, Germany, India, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Fiji, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Having grown up with an evangelical Christian heritage and having been a Christian himself for over 45 years, Brendan’s Christian faith is strong and vibrant; grounded in an intimate personal relationship with Jesus and a deep knowledge of the Word.
Married for over 30 years, Brendan and Kim have 4 children – 3 sons and a daughter ranging from 28 years of age to 21 years of age. Each are themselves committed Christians with Christian partners and active in local church congregations.