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Welcome to Richard Gallagher, Deputy Principal Charnwood Campus

To get to know some of our new school teachers we have asked them a couple of questions.


1. What are you teaching at BCC?

LOTE (Mandarin) and HASS (Commerce). I’m the Deputy Principal on the Charnwood Campus.


2. Are you a local?

I’ve been living in Canberra since 1985 apart from 8.5 years in East Java, Indonesia.


3. What cheers you up?

Spending time at the coast with my lovely wife, Lynlee.


4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?

I took a photo of my wife standing on top of Manly’s North Head Lookout with the Sydney Harbour skyline in the background.


5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?

I love JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.


6. Where do you go to church?

I attend Life Unlimited Church – City Campus.


7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?

Winter Olympics Men’s Aerials – How amazing of those guys!


8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?

Apart from witnessing the resurrection of Jesus, I would have loved to have witnessed the day of Pentecost with all the wind and dancing flames on resting upon people. These moments changed history profoundly.


9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?

I really enjoy guitar based progressive rock and blues. Bands like Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Muse and Stevie Ray Vaughan are on my playlist. Check out SRV’s version of Little Wing. It’s great.


10. What is your favourite restaurant?

My favourite meal was at Char Restaurant in Darwin.


11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?

Probably Windows… A bit more software options out there and inter-operability with others. Although I also use an iPad too.


12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?

I enjoy surfing, scuba, fishing and kayaking.


13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin?

I’ve always supported NSW even when I lived in Queensland.


14. What Teams do you support?

I support the Brumbies, Raiders, Swans and any Australian Team.


15. Where have you worked previously?

Most recently I was working at Trinity Christian School in Wanniassa.

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Welcome to Richard Gallagher, Deputy Principal Charnwood Campus

To get to know some of our new school teachers we have asked them a couple of questions.


1. What are you teaching at BCC?

LOTE (Mandarin) and HASS (Commerce). I’m the Deputy Principal on the Charnwood Campus.


2. Are you a local?

I’ve been living in Canberra since 1985 apart from 8.5 years in East Java, Indonesia.


3. What cheers you up?

Spending time at the coast with my lovely wife, Lynlee.


4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?

I took a photo of my wife standing on top of Manly’s North Head Lookout with the Sydney Harbour skyline in the background.


5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?

I love JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.


6. Where do you go to church?

I attend Life Unlimited Church – City Campus.


7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?

Winter Olympics Men’s Aerials – How amazing of those guys!


8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?

Apart from witnessing the resurrection of Jesus, I would have loved to have witnessed the day of Pentecost with all the wind and dancing flames on resting upon people. These moments changed history profoundly.


9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?

I really enjoy guitar based progressive rock and blues. Bands like Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Muse and Stevie Ray Vaughan are on my playlist. Check out SRV’s version of Little Wing. It’s great.


10. What is your favourite restaurant?

My favourite meal was at Char Restaurant in Darwin.


11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?

Probably Windows… A bit more software options out there and inter-operability with others. Although I also use an iPad too.


12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?

I enjoy surfing, scuba, fishing and kayaking.


13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin?

I’ve always supported NSW even when I lived in Queensland.


14. What Teams do you support?

I support the Brumbies, Raiders, Swans and any Australian Team.


15. Where have you worked previously?

Most recently I was working at Trinity Christian School in Wanniassa.

Welcome to Elena Wong

To get to know some of our new school teachers we have asked them a couple of questions.


1. What are you teaching at BCC?
Chinese Teacher

2. Are you a local?
I am from Hong Kong, China

3. What cheers you up?
Seeing students going to BCC with their happy faces.

4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?
I enjoyed watching the fireworks standing in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 31.12.17.

5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?
I like any book that is written by Sophie Kinsella espically the one called Can you keep a Secret.

6. Where do you go to church?
Australasian Christian Church

7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?
Black Panther.

8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?
The opening Ceremony of the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 because it was held in my country.

9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?
Opera such as The Sound of Music and Phantom of the Opera.

10. What is your favourite restaurant?
Hellenic Club – Chinese Restaurant

11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?
I like both. They are useful and helpful for my work and daily life.

12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?
I love dancing especially Chinese dance.

13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin?
none.

14. What Teams do you support?
None

15. Where have you worked previously
John Paul II College

Welcome to Simon Wansink

To get to know some of our new school teachers we have asked them a couple of questions.


1.What are you teaching at BCC?

Students in Year 2.

2. Are you a local?

Depends on what you mean by Local, I am Not originally from Canberra but I call it home.

3. What cheers you up?

Time with My Family.

4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?

A video of me using my RC boat.

5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?

Christian Ministries International.

6. Where do you go to church?

New Life Presbyterian.

7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?

Samllville.

8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?

The death and Resurrection of Jesus, SO I can help people Really understand him.

9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?

Tay Tay and ED.

10. What is your favourite restaurant?

Any with food.

11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?

Windows, Mac have just confused everything, I mean most people run windows on them anyway.

12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?

Ultimate Frisbee.

13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin?

Where is Queensland???

14. What Teams do you support?

TJC

15. Where have you worked previously?

Car Mechanic, Data Cabling, Hospitality and Early Childhood Education.

Welcome to Alison Gown

To get to know some of our new teachers we have asked them a couple of questions.


1. What are you teaching at BCC?
Year 3 at Lyneham

2. Are you a local?
No, I’m originally from Dubbo

3. What cheers you up?
My Labrador named Marley

4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?
On the long weekend I went to the coast and it’s a beautiful sunset looking over the ocean.

5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?
No favourite.

6. Where do you go to church?
Dubbo Presbyterian Church, looking for one here in Canberra.

7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?
The darkest hour about Winston Churchill

8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?
Everything.

9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?
At the moment I’m all about the Australian top 50.

10. What is your favourite restaurant?
Malto on the Kingston Foreshore

11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?
Mac, It’s so much easier to use once you understand it.

12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?
I enjoy swimming and Netball and I love watching the Tennis.

13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin?
NSW

14. What Teams do you support?
St George

15. Where have you worked previously?
The Charnwood ELC.

Welcome to Denise MacDonald

To get to know some of our new teachers we have asked them a couple of questions.


1. What are you teaching at BCC?
I am working as a teacher in the Learning Enrichment and Support Unit.

2. Are you a local?
No, most recently we have lived in Morisset.

3. What cheers you up?
My family and beautiful flowers.

4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?
My only granddaughter, Isla - born three weeks ago.

5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?
My bright Abyss by Christian Wiman – a wonderful poet who writes about his incurable illness and his return to Christian belief.

6. Where do you go to church?
We have newly arrived in Canberra and are still looking for a Church family.

7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?
Brooklyn

8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?
I would love to have been able to witness the establishment of the United Nations – nations working together to solves problems without violence is an amazing goal.

9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?
Classics - at the moment I am binging on Sarasati’s violin compositions.

10. What is your favourite restaurant?
I love Thai food.

11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?
Mac - great graphics and creative functions.

12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?
I love skiing but spend more time bush walking at the moment.

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Welcome to Richard Gallagher, Deputy Principal Charnwood Campus

To get to know some of our new school teachers we have asked them a couple of questions.


1. What are you teaching at BCC?

LOTE (Mandarin) and HASS (Commerce). I’m the Deputy Principal on the Charnwood Campus.


2. Are you a local?

I’ve been living in Canberra since 1985 apart from 8.5 years in East Java, Indonesia.


3. What cheers you up?

Spending time at the coast with my lovely wife, Lynlee.


4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?

I took a photo of my wife standing on top of Manly’s North Head Lookout with the Sydney Harbour skyline in the background.


5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?

I love JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.


6. Where do you go to church?

I attend Life Unlimited Church – City Campus.


7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?

Winter Olympics Men’s Aerials – How amazing of those guys!


8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?

Apart from witnessing the resurrection of Jesus, I would have loved to have witnessed the day of Pentecost with all the wind and dancing flames on resting upon people. These moments changed history profoundly.


9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?

I really enjoy guitar based progressive rock and blues. Bands like Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Muse and Stevie Ray Vaughan are on my playlist. Check out SRV’s version of Little Wing. It’s great.


10. What is your favourite restaurant?

My favourite meal was at Char Restaurant in Darwin.


11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?

Probably Windows… A bit more software options out there and inter-operability with others. Although I also use an iPad too.


12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?

I enjoy surfing, scuba, fishing and kayaking.


13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin?

I’ve always supported NSW even when I lived in Queensland.


14. What Teams do you support?

I support the Brumbies, Raiders, Swans and any Australian Team.


15. Where have you worked previously?

Most recently I was working at Trinity Christian School in Wanniassa.

Welcome to Elena Wong

To get to know some of our new school teachers we have asked them a couple of questions.


1. What are you teaching at BCC?
Chinese Teacher

2. Are you a local?
I am from Hong Kong, China

3. What cheers you up?
Seeing students going to BCC with their happy faces.

4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?
I enjoyed watching the fireworks standing in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 31.12.17.

5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?
I like any book that is written by Sophie Kinsella espically the one called Can you keep a Secret.

6. Where do you go to church?
Australasian Christian Church

7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?
Black Panther.

8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?
The opening Ceremony of the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 because it was held in my country.

9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?
Opera such as The Sound of Music and Phantom of the Opera.

10. What is your favourite restaurant?
Hellenic Club – Chinese Restaurant

11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?
I like both. They are useful and helpful for my work and daily life.

12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?
I love dancing especially Chinese dance.

13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin?
none.

14. What Teams do you support?
None

15. Where have you worked previously
John Paul II College

Welcome to Simon Wansink

To get to know some of our new school teachers we have asked them a couple of questions.


1.What are you teaching at BCC?

Students in Year 2.

2. Are you a local?

Depends on what you mean by Local, I am Not originally from Canberra but I call it home.

3. What cheers you up?

Time with My Family.

4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?

A video of me using my RC boat.

5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?

Christian Ministries International.

6. Where do you go to church?

New Life Presbyterian.

7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?

Samllville.

8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?

The death and Resurrection of Jesus, SO I can help people Really understand him.

9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?

Tay Tay and ED.

10. What is your favourite restaurant?

Any with food.

11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?

Windows, Mac have just confused everything, I mean most people run windows on them anyway.

12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?

Ultimate Frisbee.

13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin?

Where is Queensland???

14. What Teams do you support?

TJC

15. Where have you worked previously?

Car Mechanic, Data Cabling, Hospitality and Early Childhood Education.

Welcome to Alison Gown

To get to know some of our new teachers we have asked them a couple of questions.


1. What are you teaching at BCC?
Year 3 at Lyneham

2. Are you a local?
No, I’m originally from Dubbo

3. What cheers you up?
My Labrador named Marley

4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?
On the long weekend I went to the coast and it’s a beautiful sunset looking over the ocean.

5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?
No favourite.

6. Where do you go to church?
Dubbo Presbyterian Church, looking for one here in Canberra.

7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?
The darkest hour about Winston Churchill

8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?
Everything.

9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?
At the moment I’m all about the Australian top 50.

10. What is your favourite restaurant?
Malto on the Kingston Foreshore

11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?
Mac, It’s so much easier to use once you understand it.

12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?
I enjoy swimming and Netball and I love watching the Tennis.

13. Who do you support NSW or Queensland in the State of Origin?
NSW

14. What Teams do you support?
St George

15. Where have you worked previously?
The Charnwood ELC.

Welcome to Denise MacDonald

To get to know some of our new teachers we have asked them a couple of questions.


1. What are you teaching at BCC?
I am working as a teacher in the Learning Enrichment and Support Unit.

2. Are you a local?
No, most recently we have lived in Morisset.

3. What cheers you up?
My family and beautiful flowers.

4. What was the last photo you took on your phone and why?
My only granddaughter, Isla - born three weeks ago.

5. What is your favourite book/magazine/vlog/Youtuber?
My bright Abyss by Christian Wiman – a wonderful poet who writes about his incurable illness and his return to Christian belief.

6. Where do you go to church?
We have newly arrived in Canberra and are still looking for a Church family.

7. What was the last movie/TV program you watched?
Brooklyn

8. What historical event would you have liked to witness and why?
I would love to have been able to witness the establishment of the United Nations – nations working together to solves problems without violence is an amazing goal.

9. What type of music do you listen to (Genre, Artist, Songs)?
Classics - at the moment I am binging on Sarasati’s violin compositions.

10. What is your favourite restaurant?
I love Thai food.

11. Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?
Mac - great graphics and creative functions.

12. What sports do you enjoy playing, watching?
I love skiing but spend more time bush walking at the moment.