A letter from our Principal

As the Principal of Maitland Christian School, I value the opportunity to be involved in changing and transforming lives, making a difference in lives now and into eternity. I love that we get to encourage students in a real Christian faith not only in their heads, but also in their hearts and hands.

Staff at Maitland Christian School are committed Christians and are dedicated to catering for the spiritual, academic, social and physical needs of each child, working together with a commitment to improve children’s learning outcomes, and helping students to discover the abilities that God has gifted them to make a difference in their lives.

Our school motto is “Do all for God’s glory”. In His strength, we continue to be a community that is changing and equipping young people to serve God, today and into the future.

Our facilities are of a high quality and students enjoy well-resourced, air-conditioned classrooms and great IT resources.

I trust that you enjoy finding out more about our school community and the wonderful stories that exist within it.

In the school, we are developing a culture where each child is accepted and valued for who they are, and are encouraged by their peers to reach their potential with the gifts that God has given them.

Rich blessings,
Geoff Peet
Maitland Christian School Principal

Meet the Executive Team

The quality of our staff, their commitment to the care and nurturing of children, their operation as professionals and their growth as a unified team are some of the greatest strengths of the school. The school has developed a local reputation for being a caring community and this has largely been earned as a result of the efforts of the staff.

Our Primary department consists of homeroom teachers who are supported by specialist teachers who also teach additional literacy and numeracy classes. Our Secondary department consists of specialised teachers in all Key Learning Areas. A specialist teacher/librarian supports classroom teachers across the whole school. Support teachers are available to assist children who are experiencing difficulties in their class work or who require extension.

Principal Geoff Peet Maitland Christian School

Geoff Peet


Geoff has over 35 years of experience in Christian Schooling, 20 of which he has held leadership positions as both Deputy Principal and Principal. He is passionate about seeing each child understand God’s world, His Word and the gifts God has given them to serve Him and others. Geoff loves spending time with family, keeping his lawn perfectly mowed, music, Parkrun and photography.

Michael Dickinson

Head of School

Coming Soon

Kathleen Moran

Head of Operations

Kathleen has spent the last 30 years working in the banking, finance, and investment industry. She loves the change to our Christian school environment and is passionate about putting the right systems and processes in place to ensure we move forward well as a growing school.

Vanessa Bromhead

Head of Secondary

Vanessa has worked in education for over 25 years, in NSW and WA. Her passion for Christ, young people, academic excellence, and wellbeing motivates her to work alongside teenagers and staff to utilise their strengths to flourish. She loves English teaching, curriculum development and wellbeing within schools. Vanessa loves spending time with family, the beach and with her dog, Bailey.

Teacher, Mrs Amanda Peet-Early Stage 1 Coordinator

Amanda Peet

Head of Primary

Amanda strives to bring out the best in every student, motivating & engaging them in their learning. She leads our primary staff alongside our stage coordinators and is passionate about Christian education. She loves all things creative, as well as reading, gardening & op-shopping.

Craig Shafer


Craig has worked in Christian education for over 20+ yrs having taught both Primary & Secondary. He strives to have meaningful relationships as the foundation for effective teaching and learning. Craig values time with family and being outdoors fishing in our beautiful local waterways.

Teacher, Mrs Jen Palmer-HSIE Executive, smiling

Jen Palmer

HSIE & Languages

Jen has worked in Christian Education for over 12 years having spent 8 of these working in Darwin with predominately Indigenous students from remote areas of NT & WA. She is passionate about Jesus, justice and people. Jen loves that we have the opportunity as educators to speak words of life and truth into the lives of students. Jen enjoys spending time in Newcastle, riding her bike regularly to the beach.

Anton Selvaratnam


Anton has extensive experience in teaching, particularly in the areas of Mathematics at both a Secondary and Tertiary level. He strongly believes that learning should be enjoyable and that students of all ages should feel secure, at ease, and confident in their learning of Mathematics. In his spare time, Anton loves time with family, enjoying nature and admiring God’s beautiful creation.

Teacher, Mr Anthony Palmer-Creative Arts

Anthony Palmer

Creative Arts

Anthony has spent over 20+ yrs in Christian education in NSW & the top end! He is still energised by being in the classroom, supporting & challenging students in their transition from kids to healthy adults. With a love for the great outdoors, Anthony loves skiing, the ocean & spending time with family & friends.

Briony O’Connor

Science & Technologies

Briony has worked in Education for over 7 years, having previously worked as a Nurse. She is passionate about student welfare and supporting students to achieve their personal best by incorporating innovative teaching strategies into her student’s learning. In her free time, Briony is involved in her church running youth groups & youth church. She loves time with family and her beagalier puppy.

Teacher, Mrs Jill Sculthorpe-Primary Administration

Jill Sculthorpe

Stage 3, Teacher Accreditation, Individual Education Plans, Gifted & Talented

Jill loves seeing students grow & mature into the people that God created them to be by learning in a safe, vibrant Christian environment. With “Family is Everything” as her motto, she enjoys time with a mix of generations, good coffee & lots of chocolate.

Teacher, Mrs Danielle Proctor-Stage 2 Coordinator

Danielle Procter

Stage 2 & Data and Learning Assistants Integration

Danielle has over 20+ yrs experience, having taught in both public & independent schools. She is passionate about helping every child fulfil their God-given potential, building a class culture where students belong and learning is effective. Danielle enjoys reading, sleep-ins and chocolate.

Teacher, Mrs Kelly-Ann Cumming-Stage 1 Coordinator

Kelly-Ann Cumming

Director of Instructional Coaching and K-6 Curriculum

Kelly-Ann has taught for over twenty years, fulfilling her lifelong dream. Now coaching, she empowers teachers to implement best practices to enhance student success. Kelly-Ann feels privileged to work where Christian faith shapes the curriculum, colleagues, and student’s lives. She finds joy in serving her local church, family time and quiet moments to appreciate God’s creation, with a cup of tea.

Beth Bott

Early Stage 1

Beth loves working with our youngest students in the school. She has a heart to guide and nurture them as they learn about school life. Beth is passionate about teaching our students about Jesus and modelling how to love and care for others. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, reading books, and sewing fun dresses.

Winston Wilson

Early Stage 1

Winston is dedicated towards developing a love for learning in his students. Stage 1 is critical in providing the foundation for the formation of our students. Therefore, he strives to develop a culture where students know and love Christ, so that they are confident to push the boundaries in their learning and not afraid to try their best.

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