Who We Are

Timaru Christian School is a decile 8, Year 1-10 state integrated school with just over 100 students.

The vision of Timaru Christian School is Christ-centred learners with servant hearts. Our vision applies to everyone from Board members to staff to students as we are all learners, here to serve God and others.

We are proud of the diversity of our school community. With over 15 cultures represented in our wider school family, and a large number of students who understand two or more languages, we celebrate the diversity of God’s people.

We are a non-denominational Christian school so we have families who attend a wide range of Christian churches in our area.
Our school roll is capped at 120 students and usually sits between 90 and 100 each year.
Our teaching team for 2017 consists of Mrs Hamilton with Year 1s, Mrs Cochrane with Year 2s, Mrs Thompson with Years 3 and 4, Mrs Lee with Years 5 and 6, Mrs Nareki with Years 7 and 8, and Mr Goulet with Years 9 and 10. Mrs Rentoul is the principal and Mr Phillips is the deputy principal and SENCO co-ordinator, as well as Science and Apologetics teacher. Mrs Marr, Mrs Zwies and Mrs McKay are specialist, part-time teachers.

Our support staff include Mrs Clevely (Office Administrator), Mrs Anisy (Cleaner), Mr Rentoul (Caretaker), Mrs Phillips and Mrs Ratjens (Teacher Aides).

Our Board of Trustees is made up of the principal, staff trustee, 4 parent-elected trustees, and 2 proprietor trustees. They are responsible for governing the school and ensuring it is meeting its targets and goals.

Our Trust Board is made up of Mr Bryan Rapsey, the proprietor, and three other trustees. They are responsible for the buildings and our school’s Special Character.