Meet our Teachers
Great teachers are more important than great facilities. Please click on the photos below for a brief introduction from each teacher.
David grew up in Sydney and moved to Albany to begin a new adventure. He and his wife moved across the country and have loved the journey God has taken them on. David loves getting outdoors, exploring the local area, and exercising with friends. He has shifted between a number of different hobbies, always enjoying something new. David has a heart for the students he works with, looking to support their holistic health. He strives to be a lifelong learner, whether it be at church and through biblical studies or through further university education.
Head of Distance Education
Terry was born in South Africa and arrived in Australia in 1999. As Head of Distance Education, Terry finds the uniqueness of Distance Education learning exhilarating and looks forward to the future with great expectation. Terry has each child's best interest at heart and looks for ways to provide an outstanding Distance Education experience for them. Outside work, Terry has four daughters who bring her great joy and have blessed her with four son-in-laws and a growing tribe of grandchildren.
Distance Education Teacher
As a teacher, Tina loves to create an environment that nurtures the individual child and recognises the unique way God has wired them to learn. By using literature, music, art and movement she ensures all students are engaged and motivated. In Tina’s spare time she loves to read, write, walk, cook and listen to music, but her ‘happy place’ is exploring God’s creation through travel.
Dr Peter Milnes
Peter has a Bachelor of Education from Curtin University, a Masters of Educational Administration and a PhD in Educational History from the University of New England. He has taught for over 30 years in both schools and universities. Peter is currently teaching part-time at Australian Christian College in Albany, WA and also practicing as a psychotherapist. He is married to Genevieve and they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren.
Kathryn is an Distance Education teacher at ACC who has a passion for Christ, love for her family and pets, and an eagerness to support and educate students regardless of their current ability. She is excited by the rich learning potential which an Distance Education environment brings and thrives on the challenges associated with a digital pedagogy. Kathryn spends her spare time outside in her garden, walking her pup, or enjoying a cuppa on the verandah.
Meredith completed her Bachelor of Education in 2014 at Edith Cowan University. Meredith has always loved working with children and believes it’s a privilege to help them in their learning journey. When on holidays, she loves to travel with her husband. This might involve camping somewhere in Western Australia or exploring the sights of another country. Meredith is serving in the children’s ministry, youth group and women’s ministry at her local church.
Naomi completed a Higher Diploma in Secondary Education in 1992. She started her teaching career in South Africa the following year. Naomi is a committed lifelong learner and has completed various qualifications through distance education while teaching, including a Hons degree in Educational Management. She immigrated to Australia and started teaching at ACC in 2012. Naomi’s greatest professional joy occurs when students lose their fear for Maths. On the weekends she likes to relax and read.
Wee Wing Kuen
Wing Kuen has been teaching at the school since 2012 and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education, Bachelor in Exercise and Sports Science and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Wing Kuen is passionate about seeing each child reach their full potential by maximising their God given talents and gifts. In his spare time, he is involved with coaching football (the World Game) to children of all ages, in addition to men and women in Albany.
Born and raised in Albany, Daniel completed his schooling locally after which he completed an apprenticeship before moving to Perth where he married. While in Perth Daniel completed a Bachelor of Education. His first teaching years were spent in the Pilbara. Since returning to Albany, he has taken up a teaching position at ACC. At church Daniel serves by playing guitar and on the weekend enjoys taking the dog for early morning runs and spending time with his family.
Marilyn has always loved reading and particularly enjoyed completing her English degree. This love has been transferred to teaching English to her students. Marilyn believes that it is a privilege to watch students engage with new ideas and learn to see issues from different perspectives. As an English teacher, Marilyn believes that it is in stories that we find out who we are. Reading is a unique way of experiencing freedom.
Bronwyn has worked at Australian Christian College since late 2011, mostly in the Primary years as a classroom teacher, both Distance Education and on campus. God has blessed Bronwyn with the opportunity to be a part of the learning journey of so many children and it is her joy to see their growth and development as learners and people. Bronwyn enjoys a variety of artistic pursuits, including music, drawing, crochet, writing and exploring other cultures and languages.
Susan moved to Albany in 2018 with her husband and two children after teaching for over a decade in WA’s public schools. Susan loves adapting her teaching style to suit individual students and is keen to always be learning as a teacher. On the weekends, Susan’s family relishes acting like tourists by visiting new places and undertaking adventures in and around Albany. Having lived in the Pilbara, Perth and England, Susan’s family have finally found home.
Russell was born in Sydney, grew up in Perth and moved to Albany with his wife and daughter many years ago. Russell became a Christian in 1988 while travelling around Australia in a Kombi. He has been a high school teacher for most of his working life, with the majority of that time in Christian education. Russell fellowships at Calvary Chapel Albany and is slowly working his way through a Masters in Divinity.
Louise absolutely loves teaching and the privilege of witnessing a student’s “aha moment” when they understand something for the first time. Outside of work she enjoys reading novels and watching all genres of movies with her husband. Louise has a passion for travel, especially around Europe. Most of all, she loves to sing! Louise is a grateful Christian and thanks God everyday for the many blessings in her life, especially the gift of motherhood.
Holly has a Bachelor of Science and Diploma of Education from Murdoch University and worked as a science teacher. Holly then completed a Masters in Health Counselling and worked as a School Counsellor. In addition to teaching, Holly has worked at UWA and currently works for Relationships Australia. Holly has been married to Phil for 23 years and they have three wonderful boys. On the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her family, church, watching football and reading.
Stephen studied Liberal Arts at the University of Cape Town before migrating to Australia. He is also a graduate of Charles Sturt University where he studied Learning Technologies and Moore Theological College. Combining a love of classics with technology originally drew him to Distance Education learning about 10 years ago so it has been exciting for Stephen to re-engage with this growing medium at ACC. He is married to Catherine with two daughters, two dogs, a parrot and a cat.
Chris Van der Merwe
Chris was born and raised in Southern Africa, schooled in Zimbabwe and studied for a BA and Education Diploma in South Africa. He taught Maths and Science at various high schools for 19 years, then moved to Perth 14 years ago with his wife and 3 children. Chris taught at various schools in Perth before joining ACC. He enjoys going for walks along Perth’s rivers with his wife and two Chihuahua dogs and reading non-fiction books.
John, from a young age, moved between West Africa and Australia. He gave his heart to Jesus at 9 years of age. He has lived in various parts of the WA wheatbelt. John has spent a year as an exchange student in Argentina and has also worked in a mission school in India. After years of teaching Outdoor, Health and Physical Education in the state school system, God recently moved John and his wife to Albany. They have raised 5 children including foster children. As part of his recreation he loves travelling, camping. sailing, cycling and referees the world game (Soccer/Football).