New appointments for 2022

College Friday, 05 Nov 2021

The 2022 Recruitment process at BCC continues to provide the College with an amazing injection of wonderful professionals to serve our community moving forward. We would like to introduce our latest recruits:

'I am looking forward to joining the team at Bundaberg and getting to know all of you and your wonderful students. I also look forward to helping create a supportive environment for the students’ wellbeing. I thank God for this opportunity that He has given me.'
— Celeste Putter

Mrs Celeste Putter

We are delighted to welcome Celeste Putter who is moving from Victoria to join the BCC Wellbeing Team. Celeste has extensive experience in the school setting in caring for students and the wider school community, and has gained significant knowledge from her counselling interactions. She is excited about helping students grow and develop, at the same time honing her psychology skills through varied responsibilities and collaboration with students, staff, families and external agencies. Celeste possesses a wealth of professional expertise and is highly accomplished across a range of student-based programs to support the wellbeing space at BCC.

'Having the opportunity to enhance my skills and be a part of Bundaberg Christian College's team of teachers, working toward a common goal, is very exciting for me in the upcoming school year. My classroom vision is to see students enjoy learning and find things they are truly passionate about. Viewing each student through the lens of Christ is an important value to me as a teacher. My goal is to make sure that each of my students feels loved, valued, and welcomed in my classroom. I look forward to teaching in a school where a Christian worldview can be acclaimed and where students are encouraged to use their gifts to serve the Lord as they learn and grow.'
— Kayleigh Rudman

Mrs Kayleigh Rudman

Welcome to Mrs Kayleigh Rudman. Kayleigh possesses a strong passion for children’s learning and development and is committed to inclusive education and promoting positive learning techniques. Originally from South Africa, Kayleigh migrated to Bundaberg this year following extensive teaching experience in the primary years. Kayleigh enjoys a variety of sports and loves coaching both netball and hockey. She is excited at the opportunities working at BCC will provide and is especially keen to develop her skills and that of her students through lifelong learning. Kayleigh, through her teaching will embody a love for God and everything He has made, providing children the opportunity to practice and model the life of Jesus through values such as equity, respect, tolerance and forgiveness.

'Greetings Bundaberg Christian College community. My name is Steven Taggart and I am very excited for this opportunity commencing in 2022. I have lived in Bundaberg all my life and with my wife Selina and have been blessed to raise three girls who all attended the College for their senior schooling. We have a high regard for the College and the way it supported, encouraged and educated our daughters through biblical foundations, so to be able to come and be a part of the staff is an amazing opportunity. I love being outdoors and enjoy camping or hiking with family and friends, being on the water in some form (water skiing preferred), and either riding motorbikes or out cycling with friends. I have a constructive nature and enjoy building things, fixing things and see value in passing on skills to others so they can feel creative as well. I am very excited to continue supporting students in my new role at the College. I look forward to meeting you all in 2022 so please come and say Hi.' 
— Steven Taggart

Mr Steven Taggart

Mr Taggart is an experienced Chaplain who joins us from Scripture Union chaplaincy after 10 years serving in local schools before moving to an alternative school setting as a Youth Support Facilitator. He has a heart for missions and has assisted with many overseas. Mr Taggart's extensive experience with all facets of youth work will provide caring support to students and we are excited to welcome him to the BCC community.

'I am very excited to be taking up the role of Director of Teaching for Junior School. I look forward to working with all teachers to help fully implement the great programs that Junior School is using. It is a great honour to be chosen for this role.' 
— Trudy McLeod

Mrs Trudy McLeod

We are delighted to announce that Mrs Trudy McLeod has been appointed to the position of Junior School Director of Teaching and Learning - Curriculum. Mrs McLeod is eager to develop this role, focusing on the holistic management and delivery of curriculum across the Junior School. The role will see staff mentored in their skill development to correctly exhibit and implement the Essential Standards. Trudy thrives on the development of project-based learning and integrating a Christian Worldview into lessons, empowering staff to grow and improve their art of teaching. 

'Hi! I am thrilled to be joining the Sport and PE team at BCC! I am a passionate and charismatic individual that loves building relationships and supporting others in their sporting and personal development. With extensive playing and coaching experience, I am excited to be a part of the process and vision that the College has for their students and their sporting opportunities. I have degrees in both ‘Sports Management’ and ‘Teaching’ and am excited to utilise the skills and attributes that I have gained to thrive in this new role at BCC. I can’t wait to get started and meet the staff, students and families at Bundaberg Christian College.'
— Ryan Wells

Mr Ryan Wells

Ryan Wells loves his competitive sport and comes to us, not only with Sports Management qualifications, but also a teaching degree. He is passionate and an advocate for sport in the community and how it brings people together, is a great tool to grow and develop students, helping them to discover their giftings and the potential God has for them. He has a strong desire to empower students towards excellence and achievement in every capacity through discipline, commitment, collaboration and fun. It is a pleasure to welcome Ryan to the BCC team.

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