Marcel Rijken is the current Chair of National Council having been in that role since 2018 and has been on the National Council since 2012. He is the Principal of Temple Christian College, a Year 7-12 Coeducational Christian School in Adelaide South Australia. The school is located over 3 campuses and has just over 1100 students. He has been the Principal since 2007 and has been at Temple CC since 1987.
Marcel has been very involved in South Australia and is currently the President of the South Australian Christian Schools Association a position he has had since 2009. He has also been on the Board of the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia and has been the Chair of the Secondary Principals Group.
Marcel is passionate about growing leaders in Christian Schools and has a team of young leaders at each campus.
Marcel and his wife Kathryn have 4 adult children, 3 married and 1 still at home and 2 lovely grandchildren.