Council Members

COUNCIL MEMBER,Catherine Scott-Jones

Catherine currently has a leadership role in the Department of Education, Arnhem Region. She has spent more than half of her teaching career in Arnhem Land and has a Masters in Indigenous Knowledges. Catherine is extremely passionate about Christian Education and is currently studying a Masters in Educational Leadership through the National Institute for Christian Education. Catherine has five children, all who have attended NT Christian Schools when it has been available to them. Catherine has previously worked at Marrara and with NT Christian Schools. She is enjoying remaining part of the Marrara family as a School Council member.

COUNCIL MEMBER, Kerith Donnan

Kerith is currently a Human Resources Officer with NT Christian Schools. She has previously worked in administration at both Sattler Christian College and at Marrara Christian College. Her children have attended MCC since 2004. Kerith initially wanted her children to experience Christian education to escape negative influences in other school environments, but it is now based on a firm conviction that her children (and all children) need to be equipped to have their eyes opened to the truth of who Jesus is, how he loves them and how they can live in his world. Kerith fellowships with Litchfield Christian Fellowship and meets with the small home church regularly to sing, pray, encourage and listen to teaching from the Bible. She also meets regularly with a small group of women to pray for and with each other. Kerith hopes to attend meetings faithfully, to listen, to pray thoughtfully and seek the Lord’s wisdom and guidance for MCC.

COUNCIL MEMBER EX-OFFICIO, MCC PRINCIPAL, Andrew Manning

I am a Brisbane boy come Territorian of 10 years. Over the past 10 years I have discovered that I love the NT, and all it has to offer, but have not lost the ability to complain about the weather during the build-up.
The longer version goes something like this: 24 years ago I started my journey into teaching, studying at Christian Heritage College in Brisbane. After a short soiree with the Department of Education, I taught at Calvary Christian College for 9 years. The next stop was Nhulunbuy Christian School, where I spent the next six years as Principal, before moving to Palmerston Christian School four years ago. On a more personal note: I am married to Monique and have three wonderful children: Jack, Elijah, and Asha. They are my world, and without question one of the greatest blessings the Lord has chosen to bestow on me.
I fellowship at Hillsong Church, and when I can find the time I like to get outdoors. Camping, fishing, clay shooting and reading are a few of the ways I try to relax. I will give anything a go once. I am a dog person, it’s not that I don’t like cats, I just don’t understand them. I teach and work in schools because I love it and believe that God calls me to it. There is nothing quite like watching students learn and grow and find success. There is much more that I would like to share with you about how I see schools and the process of teaching and learning but there will be other opportunities for me to do that another time. I consider it a great privilege to be chosen as the Principal of Marrara Christian College.