After much consideration, discussion and prayer, the Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ben Yap as the new superintendent of Surrey Christian School.
Through multiple rounds of interviews, work assessments, discussions with a number of references and a comprehensive psychometric assessment process, we are reassured that Ben will be a strong, empathic leader who has a vision for Christian education that will fit in well with our culture and passion to live out our mission and vision.
Originally from Australia, Ben has been serving as the Head of School at the International School of Qingdao, China for the past four years and has held several other educational leadership appointments, including Middle School Principal at St Philip’s Christian College, Gosford, Director at Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Australia and Athletics Director at Rouse Hill Anglican College. He has been the speaker at various conferences on student leadership and staff professional training in Indonesia, China and Taiwan.
As a lifelong learner, Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in health science, a graduate diploma in education, a master’s in educational leadership and is currently completing his doctoral studies in organizational leadership with Grand Canyon University.
Outside of school Ben enjoys cycling, tennis and staying active in the gym. Ben is married to Faith, and they have two children aged 13 and 12. They are all looking forward to joining the amazing community at SCS.
We are still working through the details of when Ben will be able to start and will provide more information as it becomes known. We look forward to starting this new phase of our journey with Ben and are grateful for our community whom we know will welcome and embrace Ben as the new superintendent.