Sandra has been in education for 28 years. After completing her teaching degree, she studied part time to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English and History. Sandra has worked in state and private schools of varying sizes, the largest being over 1200 students where she was Head of Department of Middle Primary. She has taught in Christian, church and state schools with a wide range of students from many different backgrounds and ethnicities; those from privileged high income homogeneous families where English was the first language, to those from poor economic areas where English was a second or third language. Sandra has worked with street children, been on numerous missions involving outreach to children and teenagers. She has written and produced a number of plays and musicals and been the editor of the school year book. Sandra has been involved in adult education, up-skilling teachers from disadvantaged backgrounds. She became an employee of KingsWay School in 2003 as Head of the Senor Primary Department. In 2006 Sandra moved to Jireh School as Head Teacher and in 2017 was appointed foundation Principal of the newly integrated Jireh Christian School that will stand alone from KingsWay for the first time in 2018. She continues to follow the call in her life to teach so that they may know Him.
Term 1, 2018
Jireh Christian School opened its doors for business as a new state integrated, full primary on February 7, 2018 with 206 enthusiastic and excited students.
This momentous occasion has been the culmination of much prayer and diligent preparation by the people of two Christian communities of learning who have come together as one for the purpose of nurturing young people to know, serve and glorify God.
This year will be one of foundation building in all areas of school life. Three strategic goals will ensure that we are purposeful in this pursuit: Community Building, 21st Century Learning and ensuring Equity and Excellence for all our students.
We look forward to building a Christ-centred community where students are equipped to think critically and be innovative change-agents for the Kingdom of God. All students are confident in their cultural and spiritual identity. Parent partnership and building high levels of professional trust will be intentionally cultivated as integral to who we are as an honouring community.