From the Board Chair
The Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Mark Ramsay as the new Principal of Kuyper Christian School to commence in January 2024.
Mark is a highly experienced Christian educator, having served for over twenty years in Christian education, more than half of these in senior leadership positions, including Deputy Principal at Nepean Christian School, Penrith Anglican College and most recently here at Kuyper.
Mark is a relational leader, a strategic thinker and has a heart for service learning. His vision for Christian education aligns strongly with Kuyper’s mission to foster a learning environment that enables each student to flourish with the gifts our God has given them. Mark is well acquainted with our parent-governed Christian school model and is committed to working alongside our staff and parents to build on Kuyper’s reputation for parent partnership and care for all students.
The Board is grateful for the assistance of Christian Education National with the recruitment and selection process. We were delighted with the level of interest shown in the position by a number of highly qualified candidates, which is an indication of Kuyper’s standing in the Christian schooling sector.
The Board would like to congratulate Mark on his appointment and assure him of our support as he takes up the challenge of leading our growing school in the years ahead.
As you are aware, Ian Shaw will be retiring at the end of this year, and the Board would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge his enormous contribution to the Kuyper community over the past eight years. There will be a number of occasions in Term 4 to recognise Ian’s work and acknowledge the significant growth of our school under his wise and steady leadership.
We thank the Kuyper community for your prayerful support during the selection process. We are grateful that God has provided a Christ-focused, missional and visionary leader for our school. We are excited to see how God will use Mark as he leads Kuyper in this next season.
AKCEA Board Chair
A Word from Ian
I am thrilled with the appointment of Mr Mark Ramsay to the role of Kuyper Principal commencing in 2024. Having worked alongside Mark here at Kuyper and in another Christian school, I am confident that Mark is an excellent choice to lead our wonderful Kuyper community when I retire. I know Mark has a servant heart and will lead by example in ways that model Christ. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with him over the next five months to ensure a smooth transition, and trust our community will gather around and support him in this new adventure.
Praise God for His ongoing provision for our school.
Retiring Principal – 2023
A Word from Mark
I am humbled that God has granted me the opportunity to lead Kuyper Christian School in this new season. Getting to know our wonderful school community over the past eighteen months has been a joy, and I am excited about what lies ahead in Kuyper’s story. I am committed to continuing Kuyper’s strong foundation on God’s Word and delivering education in the light of Jesus’ death and resurrection. It is my privilege to continue working alongside Ian over the next five months as we prepare for his retirement.
I look forward to serving you as Principal of Kuyper Christian School in 2024.
Incoming Principal – 2024