In accordance with our Core Values, MDCS employs only Christian teachers who can actively commit to and support the ethos of the school. Our teachers are passionate about educating from a Biblical perspective and about nurturing the God-given uniqueness and talents of all children in their care.
Our staff team is committed to their own ongoing learning as educators. They pursue opportunities for professional development, networking and getting together with staff from other Christian schools. They are also supported by the leadership of MDCS to undertake studies through the National Institute of Christian Education (NICE) to enhance their understanding of what it means to teach and learn with Christ at the centre of life.
We are also pleased to employ specialist teachers in the area of Art, Languages and Music.
Mrs Janita Bratton - Deputy Principal, Head of Primary, Class Teacher
Stepping up to the Deputy Principal position in 2014, Mrs Bratton shares much wisdom, knowledge and leadership ability gained from 20 years of teaching experience and the fulfillment of a variety of roles during the 14 years she has been at MDCS. As an educator, she never tires of witnessing students engage meaningfully with their learning or seeing their satisfaction in learning something new for the first time. As a Senior Primary teacher, watching students deepen their understanding of their identity and their gifts and talents is also a source of joy. At MDCS, Mrs Bratton values the supportive school community and the dedicated staff who are committed to designing and developing curriculum from a Biblical perspective. Being part of a community that seeks to honour God is exciting and distinctive about Christian Education.
Mr Paul Lock - Head of Secondary, VCE/VET Co-ordinator
Paul joined the MDCS team in 2016 with almost 20 years of teaching experience and 9 years leading in a number of capacities within Christian Schools, including 4 years as VCE Co-Ordinator. Mr Lock has a passion for each student fulfilling their God given potential and seeking the pathway God has for them once they finish Year 12.
Bringing with him a wealth of knowledge surrounding VCE, he understands that students do not undertake these years in isolation and endeavors to create a nurturing environment where every student and their family are supported. He encourages students to seek ways to serve within the community while undertaking VCE, and is encouraged to see his students continuing to serve after they leave school. One of his highlights of working in Christian schooling is having the opportunity to journey with students in their walk with God. He is committed to supporting teachers in delivering the best possible VCE program, acknowledging that Christ is central to all teaching and learning.