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2019 Teacher Farewell

Posted by Brendan E. | Found in: Secondary

When there is a beginning, it always will come to an end.

Sometimes that time is long, but can be short too. For these teachers it is the culmination of their time at MCC, and will be saying farewell at the end of the year.

All have made a unique contribution to the college, which has benefited so many people. Mr Lee always brings a laugh, his creativity and his passion to wherever he goes.Mr Barker is a man of many skills, showing a willingness to take on new subjects, new ideas, projects and doing it with a servant heart. Mr Meyer is extremely people orientated, listening to people around him to enact positive change around the school. Mrs Mills is a very warm individual who see success in her students. She makes a large impact in the college and shapes the lives of those around her.

Below are some of the comments they shared with me about their time and experiences at Mundaring Christian College;

Mr. Will Meyer

How long have you been at the school?
Only two years.

What have you enjoyed about being at the school?
I have enjoyed the beautiful vistas. I loved coming to work and spending time with our caring staff and friendly students. I was blessed by given the opportunity to put processes in place where students are given VOICE and can experience the love of Christ.

What will you remember?
I will remember everything, even the things I wish to forget. My job was satisfying; yet taxing. I will
cherish the winns.

What will you miss?
I will miss starting work at 6:30 am; being on yard duty every recess and lunch time; sleeping only 4 hours per night (when on every camp) and saying goodbye to students who refused to honour the culture of the College – NOT.
I will miss every “Good morning Sir”; every smile and every friendly face.
I will miss MCC.

Mr. Brendon Barker


How long have you been at the school?
12 and a half years

What have you enjoyed about being at the school?
I have enjoyed watching students go through primary to school to graduating in high school in year 12 and starting successful careers. I have enjoyed working with the fantastic staff we have at Mundaring. I enjoyed the opportunity to teach many different subjects over the years, including computing, business and bush rangers.

What will you remember?
I remember I was fortunate enough to go on three eastern states trips. I was lucky to see parts of the country I’d never seen before. I will remember being part of the new campus at Parkerville in 2016, seeing the first year 12’s graduate in 2017. Having to teach music in my first year at Mundaring. This included leading the primary school choir, which was quite interesting.

What will you miss?
I would miss the students and staff at the school. I would miss the amazing views of the
Parkerville campus. Seeing the kangaroos in the afternoons as I’m leaving the school.
What I won’t miss is the 45 minute drive to school everyday. But then maybe I will.

Mr. Cooper Lee


How long have you been at the school?
2 years

What have you enjoyed about being at the school?
I loved going on the camps, being able to go on camps for most year groups. My favourite camp
was the year 10 cape to cape camp. I found the staff at this school to be awesome, and the
students are a lot of fun.

What will you remember?
Lunchtime basketball, camps again, playing rummicub with the year 12’s.

What will you miss?
I’m going to miss the staff, the students, the beautiful landscape and all the friends I’ve made.

Mrs. Vanessa Mills

How long have you been at the school?
13 years

What have you enjoyed about being at the school?
Getting to teach a range of kids and their siblings.

What will you remember?
I will remember the beautiful outdoor environment. I will remember every kid I’ve taught cause they’ve had an impact on my life. Also the teamwork I have been able to have with all the teachers. Going to Sydney and Canberra on the bus with mrs green. Being able to see my year 11 PC girls grow since they’ve been in year 7. Teaching in the dungeon (before it became cooking room) in summer. Seeing the shocked (and embarrassed) faces of my Year 8 class when I proved to them I do have dance moves and can do the floss and hype. The ultimate mouse chase around the room – having the boys in my Year 7 class chase a mouse out the room while I stood on a chair in fright! Being swooped by a ferocious magpie anytime I went to the Oval, Demountable or Bus Shelter every Springtime!

What will you miss?
I will miss teaching with Mrs Wayner. Driving the golf buggy around. Being able to see teachers and students get swooped by magpies. Being able to see the new development of the buildings that are planned.

From myself and all of us here at Mundaring Christian College, we wish you all the best for your future and God bless.