Discover Nambour Christian College
Nambour Christian College is a leading independent school on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast offering excellence in Christian education from 15 months of age to Year 12.
Through outstanding student achievements in academics, sport, instrumental music and performing arts, NCC has gained a reputation as an exceptional school for the past 37 years.
Governance – The College Board
The College Board of Management consists of men and women who are committed to the College and its vision for our students. Individually, they are very experienced in education at many levels and, collectively, adopt a professional approach to the management of our Sunshine Coast school.
Jesma O’Hara, Board Chair
B.A., M.A., Post Grad Dip.
Jesma has been a member of the College Board for the past 16 years and her five children have all graduated from NCC. She has held the position of Board Chair since 2001. Jesma has a BA major in Religious Studies, a Masters in Early Judaism and Early Christianity and is a highly respected author and lecturer. Jesma brings visionary leadership to the Board and a passion for outreaching to the local Sunshine Coast and international community.
Bruce Campbell, Head of College
– Dip.T, B.Ed., M.A.C.E.A.
Bruce’s initial involvement with NCC was as a parent, then as Deputy Principal and finally Head of College from 1991. He is currently the Chairman of Associated Christian Schools (ACS) and a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. Under Bruce’s leadership, the College has grown and matured into one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier educational institutions.
Kerry has seen his three children graduate from NCC and has been a member of the College Board since 2000. With many years as a Youth Pastor in the Baptist Church and more recently head of the local Scripture Union, Kerry has been able to contribute significantly to the various College Mission Trips and Outreaches involving our students. Kerry’s business background in the media and advertising industry has enabled him to oversee the promotion and marketing function of the College for a number of years.
Stephen has been actively involved with Christian schooling since the early 1980’s and brings his accounting background and financial and stockbroking industry experience to the Finance committee and Board of the College. He is currently President of Rhema FM – Sunshine Coast, and has a heart for Christian outreach.
B.A.(UQ), M.Ed.(Notre Dame USA), LLB Hons.(UQ)
Suzanne started her professional career as a teacher and now is a successful Barrister at Law. With extensive experience in law as it relates to schools and education, she brings to the College Board a practical and invaluable insight to the diverse legal issues confronted by schools, and Suzanne has contributed significantly to the College policies and procedures that positively impact our students and staff.
Dip.T, M.Ed, M.Ed Admin., Dip.Ed.Studies
Lynne is currently the Executive Officer (Qld) of Associated Christian Schools. She commenced in this position in 2007 after completing ten years as Principal of Genesis Christian College in the Pine Rivers Shire north of Brisbane. Lynne’s extensive experience as a classroom teacher, her various co-ordinating and managerial roles in schools in NSW and Queensland and her passion for Christian schooling all contributes significantly to the expertise level of the College Board.
B.Comm., CPA, FAICD
Darren is currently the Managing Director of G.J. Gardner Homes, an international building company with offices throughout Australia, New Zealand, and USA. Darren attended NCC as a student, graduating in 1989. Darren is a Certified Practising Accountant and in 2001 won the prestigious ‘Young Accountant of the Year’. Darren brings to the College Board a broad knowledge of running successful businesses with an emphasis on processes and strategies.
Dr Shane Carlisle
Shane has been a parent at NCC since 2000. Inspired by the Parents in Partnership message during a brief office-bearing role in the NCC P&F, he has developed and facilitated a program teaching Christian principles for sexuality education to our year 8 students since 2005. Along with a passion for Christ-centered education, through his General Practice business Shane brings experience in the development, implementation and management of team-based systems.
Dr Tim McNamara
MB.BS, FRCPA, GradDip (computing)
Tim has worked on the Sunshine Coast for 16 years in both public and private practice as a medical pathologist. He has been Director of Clinical Pathology for Pathology Queensland at Nambour General Hospital for over 10 years. One of Tim’s children has graduated from NCC and another is currently in Senior School. He brings to the College Board experience in quality systems, computing, large department management, organisational accreditation and small business management.