Our Leadership

Michael Bray

PRINCIPAL

“Gorgeous wife, three cool kids. Forgiven and free. The rest is a bonus! I love marathons, classic cars, going to the footy and perfecting the art of home espresso. I am passionate about helping young people find the God-given purpose. I believe Christian education is the perfect opportunity to do this. I have the best job in the universe!”

Mia Patterson

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

“I can’t believe I get to do what I love every day. Still after 35 years in schools my heart sings when I am teaching young people or chatting with staff. I love camping, dancing and the beach and feel daily blessed to be doing life with a wonderful husband, three grown up kids and heaps of wonderful Christian colleagues who dedicate their days to growing incredible young humans.”

Warren Seip

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL – PRIMARY

“I exist to help others win. I cannot believe I get to help our children and our staff become all that they can be. I have a vivacious wife and an effervescent son. We love to travel, but when we are home, we travel a lot to our favourite cafes here in our beautiful city.”

Ken Wootton

HIGHLANDS CHAIRMAN

“Together with my amazing wife Moira, and my three fantastic kids, we’re passionate to make a difference in the world. Married for over 30 years. We live by the adage of making a positive difference everywhere!”

Lead Pastor of Highlands Church, a local church that impacts the lives of thousands of people every single week.

His hobbies include cycling, hiking and fitness training. He took part in the cycle and Kokoda Trail legs of the ECare1000 “mega-triathlon” in North Queensland and Papua-New Guinea to raise funds for Global Care.

Michael Bray

PRINCIPAL

“Gorgeous wife, three cool kids. Forgiven and free. The rest is a bonus! I love marathons, classic cars, going to the footy and perfecting the art of home espresso. I am passionate about helping young people find the God-given purpose. I believe Christian education is the perfect opportunity to do this. I have the best job in the universe!”

Mia Patterson

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

“I can’t believe I get to do what I love every day. Still after 35 years in schools my heart sings when I am teaching young people or chatting with staff. I love camping, dancing and the beach and feel daily blessed to be doing life with a wonderful husband, three grown up kids and heaps of wonderful Christian colleagues who dedicate their days to growing incredible young humans.”

Warren Seip

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL – PRIMARY

“I exist to help others win. I cannot believe I get to help our children and our staff become all that they can be. I have a vivacious wife and an effervescent son. We love to travel, but when we are home, we travel a lot to our favourite cafes here in our beautiful city.”

Ken Wootton

HIGHLANDS CHAIRMAN

“Together with my amazing wife Moira, and my three fantastic kids, we’re passionate to make a difference in the world. Married for over 30 years. We live by the adage of making a positive difference everywhere!”

Lead Pastor of Highlands Church, a local church that impacts the lives of thousands of people every single week.

His hobbies include cycling, hiking and fitness training. He took part in the cycle and Kokoda Trail legs of the ECare1000 “mega-triathlon” in North Queensland and Papua-New Guinea to raise funds for Global Care.

College Board

Ps Ken Wootton – Chairman / Senior Pastor Highlands Church
Mr Michael Bray – Principal
Mr Peter Dornauf – Treasurer
Mr Alec Poulsen
Ps Doug Cameron – Campus Pastor Highlands Church
Mrs Suellen Holmes
Mrs Tyla Yong

College Board

Ps Ken Wootton – Chairman / Senior Pastor Highlands Church
Mr Michael Bray – Principal
Mr Peter Dornauf – Treasurer
Mr Alec Poulsen
Ps Doug Cameron – Campus Pastor Highlands Church
Mrs Suellen Holmes
Mrs Tyla Yong

College Governance

Highlands Christian College is part of the corporate structure of Highlands, which is incorporated by Letters Patent under the Religious, Educational and Charitable Institutions Act (Queensland).

According to its constitution, the governing body of Highlands (previously Christian Outreach Centre) is the Oversight Committee. However, the constitution provides that management of local church affairs is in the hands of the local church Committee of Management.

The local church has delegated the responsibility for the governance to a College Board appointed by the church.

The College is a member of Associated Christian Schools and the Association of Independent Schools of Queensland.

OUR CAMPUS

OUR CAMPUS