Michael joined Northside Christian College in 2017 and commenced as College Principal in 2022. Michael’s leadership experience in education has been diverse, with experience as Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of Primary, Head of Secondary, VCE Coordinator, and gifted and talented education coordinator. At Northside, Michael has played a key role in the effective leadership of the day-to-day College operations. Michael is passionate about Christian education, and has made significant contributions to policy development, compliance, and Senior School leadership (Years 10-12). Prior to commencing at Northside, Michael was the Principal / CEO at Kerang Christian College between 2012 to 2016. During that time, Kerang Christian College expanded from Year 8 to Year 12. Michael project managed a number of key building projects and implemented some key strategic initiatives during his leadership. Michael was the Vice President of the Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children (VAGTC) in 2010 and 2011 and has served on the VAGTC committee since 2009. Michael has taught in Government and Independent Schools in the United States and Australia including Kerang Christian College, Oxley Christian College, and Shades Cahaba Elementary School. Michael studied a Bachelor of Information Systems (Electronic Commerce) degree at the University of Tasmania and completed his Master of Science in Education at Troy University in the United States of America. He has also studied for a Graduate Certificate in Education (Inclusive Education) at the Queensland University of Technology. Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD). Athletics and Cross Country have been sports close to Michael’s heart. He has been a nationally ranked middle distance runner, qualifying for two Olympic Trials. Michael is determined to see a focus on meeting the needs of each student at the College and wants to nurture the community atmosphere of the College as the school continues to expand. Michael’s areas of expertise include curriculum development, policy development and implementation, strategy development and implementation, working with a wide range of stakeholders.
Northside Christian College offers the following scholarship opportunities to students entering Year 7 and Year 10 in 2023, 2024, and 2025:
Each scholarship gives a discount of up to 70% off the tuition fees. The final percentage awarded is at the discretion of the Principal. Students may apply for one that one scholarship, but can only hold or be awarded one scholarship at any one time.
Scholarships awarded to students entering Year 7 will be for a duration of six (6) years.
Scholarships awarded to students entering Year 10 will be for a duration of three (3) years.
Applications for all three scholarships will close on Friday 25th March 2022.
Further information is available on our website.
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