January 5, 2017

Mark Ash will take over as principal of Charlton Christian College, when current principal Sue Skuthorpe retires at the end of the year, says Rebecca Craig, marketing manager at the college.

“Currently Mark is the principal of Suncoast Christian College in Queensland,” Rebecca says.

“He has been a successful principal and deputy principal for many years in various Christian schools, and brings a wealth of knowledge in improving both academic excellence and teacher performance.”

Rebecca says that during Sue’s time as principal the college, located in Fassifern, has grown from 200 students to more than 620.

“Sue has led and served the Charlton Christian College community successfully for the past 13 years,” she says.

“The campus has expanded from a few demountable classrooms to new buildings such as a multi-purpose centre, administration building, senior science block, car park and a state-of-the-art library known as the LIFE Centre.”

Rebecca says that in Sue’s time as principal, she created a collegial and united environment and will be missed by the college community.

“Sue’s leadership was based on love and grace, which is shown to staff and students alike, and she is happy to pass the baton to Mark,” she says.

Mark’s major interests are in school culture, teaching and learning, and the integration of Christian worldview in curriculum, Rebecca says.

“He has continued to teach throughout his career and, in his time as principal, he has taught subjects such as Year 10 science and senior chemistry.”

Rebecca says that the college is a great private school option for residents of Watagan Park.

“It offers the lowest fees in the region and is located just 20 minutes from Morisset with free private bus services daily from Morisset Station to the school in Fassifern,” she says.

Charlton Christian College, 43 Fassifern Rd, Fassifern. Visit charlton.nsw.edu.au for more information.

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