Our College

Executive Leadership Team

Our Principal

Mr Phillip Nash

The Principal of Green Point Christian College, Mr Phillip Nash, began working at GPCC in June 2019 following seven years in Indonesia as the Superintendent of a group of five private Indonesian schools (2,500 students) offering the Cambridge Examination and International Baccalaureate curricular. Phillip has extensive training and experience as an educator, holding a Bachelor of Arts in History and English, a Diploma of Teaching and a Trained Teachers Certificate from Canterbury University in New Zealand.  He completed a Master of Education (Leadership) through Morling College, Sydney in 2013 and in April 2020 was accepted into a PhD program through Avondale University College. 

Phillip previously served in senior school leadership in New Zealand and Australia as well as, more recently, in Indonesia.  He has been involved in Christian schools for 30 years including at Bethlehem College in New Zealand for 15 years where he was Principal and General Manager of the Christian Education Trust, which operated a large (1,600 pupil) K - 12 school, a small Tertiary Institute (300 students), five Pre-schools and an English Language School.  In Australia, he worked for three years at Christian Community Schools Ltd, the largest Christian School Association at the time and was Deputy Principal at Pacific Hills Christian School in Dural, Sydney.  He is married to Raema, who is a full-time quilter, and has three grown children and three grandchildren.

Our Deputy Principal K-12

Mrs Jane McLarty

Mrs Jane McLarty started working at Green Point Christian College in 2007 as Assistant Head of Middle School.  Prior to this Jane taught in the State system.

Jane’s background is in the Technologies Faculty with training in Food Technology, Hospitality, Textile Technology, Technology Mandatory and obtained a Master of Education (Leadership) in 2016.  During her time at GPCC, she has held many positions including a classroom Teacher, Head of Middle School, Acting Head of Primary School, and Acting Principal. 

Jane notes her most significant qualification as a mum to James (22) and Laura-Jane (19) who both attended GPCC from Kindergarten to Year 12.


Our Business Manager

Mr Michael Lowbridge

Mr Michael Lowbridge serves as both the Business Manager and Company Secretary to the Board. He first began working at Green Point Christian College in 1996 for a period of nine years, then re-joined the College again in January 2018.  As the Business Manager, Michael is responsible for leading and managing the Business Services team at the College.  This involves responsibility for areas including Finance, Information Technology, Property and Grounds, Marketing and Enrolments, HR, and Compliance. 

Michael’s previous roles as Science teacher, Head of Department and ICT Director in a number of schools, has provided the opportunity to develop a strong understanding of schools and their educational and operational requirements.

In addition to educational qualifications that include a Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Science Education, Michael also holds IT, Business and Governance qualifications.  These include a Master of Networking and Systems Administration, a Master of Management (IT) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance qualification.  Michael is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael has diverse experience in business, education and information systems that spans 30 years in a variety of environments.  In addition to his current role as Business Manager, he also acts as Company Secretary to the Board of the College.  He is passionate about good governance leading to informed and effective decision making that aligns with the organisation’s mission.

Our Head of Primary

Mrs Nicole Smith

Mrs Nicole Smith began working at Green Point Christian College as the Head of Primary School in January 2019.

Nicole currently holds a Bachelor of Teaching – ECE (Macquarie University), Graduate Diploma of Theology (Morling College) and is currently undertaking a Master of Education (Leadership) through the Western Sydney University, estimated to finish in June 2021. 

Over the last 25 years, Nicole has held a variety of roles in schools, both in Australia and overseas.  These roles have included classroom teacher, Assistant Head K - 2, Head of K - 2, Deputy Principal Primary and Head of Primary School.  Nicole is a current Member of the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA).

Nicole and her husband Glenn have three young adult and teenage children, two of them currently attending Secondary School at Green Point Christian College. 


Our Head of Secondary

Mr Peter McLellan

Mr Peter McLellan began working at Green Point Christian College in 1999 as the PDHPE Co-ordinator and became the Head of Secondary in 2008.

He holds a Bachelor of Business (Western Sydney University), Bachelor of Arts (Trinity Western University), Graduate Diploma of Education (University of Technology Sydney) and a Master of Education (Leadership).  Peter has worked in the world of business before teaching in a number of Public and Christian Schools as a PDHPE teacher, Sports Co-ordinator, PDHPE Co-ordinator, and Head of Secondary.

Peter is married to Ann and their three children Connor (class of 2014), Liliana (class of 2016) and Liam (class of 2019), who attended Green Point Christian College until graduating in Year 12.


Our Director of Teacher Development

Mr Matthew Cohen

Mr Matthew Cohen first began working at Green Point Christian College in 2002, returning in 2009 after several years in large Private schools in Sydney and Vancouver. He holds a Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Education and Master of Education (School Leadership). Matthew is a passionate educator with a desire to see school leaders, teachers and students empowered to reach their potential.  As the Director of Teacher Development, his focus is in helping our teachers be the best they can be in order to benefit our students.  He has a particular interest in the development of engagement and ownership of learning within students, and the agency created through critical thinking. 

Matthew was instrumental in the College’s move into the digital space.  He has a passion for exciting teaching and has worked extensively to bring the College to effectively utilise the opportunities available through technology based in sound pedagogical theory, including blended learning.  He is the former Co-ordinator of English and is passionate about distributed leadership opportunities within schools.

 Matthew’s warm sense of humour and honesty regarding the realities of leading change make him an approachable and valuable resource for teachers and leaders embarking on their teaching journey or thinking afresh about how to best facilitate quality learning.  Matthew believes that the role of Christian Education is critical in the development of young people to be equipped for life and has both of his children enrolled at the College.