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For the Whole of Their Life.

Head of Middle School

Meet Mrs Rebekah Margach

Mrs Rebekah Margach has been a part of the St Philip's Christian College family for many years. She first started at the Newcastle campus in 1989 as a Year 5 student before graduating in 1996. Following High School, Rebekah studied at both the University of Newcastle and University of New England as an English and HSIE Teacher and commenced teaching at St Philip's Christian College Newcastle in 2004 as a Middle School homeroom, English and HSIE Teacher.

Hear from Mrs Rebekah Margach

The Middle School at St Philip's Christian College Cessnock is a learning environment designed to cater to all spheres of the adolescent student. As whole of life educators, we understand that between the ages of 10-15, young people go through the most rapid physical, emotional, academic and spiritual changes, since their toddler years.

Consequently, it is our heart in the Middle School to create Christ-centred, intentional and engaging experiences which meet young people where they are at, whilst providing a supportive environment to continue their learning.

The pedagogy and curriculum in Middle School is designed to offer academic challenge to our students, through each of the key learning areas whilst also providing immersive experiences which spark curiosity, inquiry-thinking and the development of 21st inquiry skills. The skills of communication, collaboration, creativity, adaptability, media literacy and critical thinking will allow students to thrive as they continue through their learning both in their school years and in their future lives beyond school.

For young people in the middle years, a sense of belonging is vital. They want to be known by others and they want educators who truly care for them. We have a dedicated team of specialist educators in the Middle School, who are passionate about their teaching practice, highly relational and empathetic towards the needs of the adolescent.

I am thankful to be a part of the St Philip's Christian College Cessnock community. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process of enrolling your child in our Middle School please make sure to visit our enrolments page. We would love to have you as part of our community.

Mrs Rebekah Margach

Head of Middle School