Introducing our New Primary Coordinators

At Cedars we are always moving forward, looking ahead and preparing our students for the future in the best way possible.

This year, as part of our strategy for equipping our students, we have welcomed two new Primary Coordinators to the Cedars team who are supporting our Director of Primary Ruth Brown.  Brian Host is our new Stage 2 and Stage 3 Coordinator (Years 3 – 6), and Nathan Bell has started this year as our Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 Coordinator (K – Year 2).  Make sure to make both of them feel welcome the next time you see them around the College.

Let’s get to know them a little:

Brian Host

Tell us about your new role:

“I am the new Primary Coordinator of Stage 2 and Stage 3; however, I will also be teaching across the grades from Year 1 through to Year 6 in both Digital Technologies and PDHPE.”

Where have you come from and where have you studied?

“I taught at Inaburra School as a classroom teacher and Digital Literacy Coach for 10 years.  I have also worked in the Department of Education and for the Tops Conference Centre in Outdoor Education. I studied at the University of Wollongong and have both a Masters of Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Primary Education. I am a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and a Director of ICTENSW (Computing, Digital Literacy and Technology Association).”

Tell us a little bit about your personal life:

“I am married with two daughters who attend Cedars. I have been in and around the sport of gymnastics most of my life and have trained athletes who have represented NSW and Australia.”

What are you most looking forward to teaching here at Cedars this year?

“I am passionate about high quality future-focused, evidence informed, teaching and learning. I can see this is part of the culture at Cedars.”

One fun fact about you!

“I don’t like vegemite on toast!”

Nathan Bell

Tell us about your new role:

“I have been appointed as the new Primary Coordinator of Early Stage 1 & Stage 1 which includes Kindergarten through to Year 2.”

Where have you come from and where have you studied?

“I’ve grown up in the Illawarra and have been fortunate to call this place home for most of my life. I am a University of Wollongong graduate, recently completing my Masters in Educational Leadership.”

Tell us a little bit about your personal life:

“I am married to Emma and have two boys, Fox and River. We love cooking, being outdoors, going to the beach and cheering on the Sydney Swans!”

What are you most looking forward to teaching here at Cedars this year?

“I’m really looking forward to getting to know all of the students and families and partnering together. Cedars has always had such a positive reputation in the Illawarra and I’m really thankful to join such a vibrant, loving and Christ-centred community.” 

One fun fact about you!

“I love languages and learning as many greetings/farewells in different languages as possible!”