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The GPUC Creativity Centre is an inclusive, supportive community for young people from

years 7 - 11. The Centre encourages young people to explore their creativity and share their talent with others. The centre will open Term 3 with after school and school holiday programs. 

Term 3 2024 Class Dates:

Wednesday 24th July to 25th September

4pm to 5.30pm


Gordon-Pymble Uniting Church, Pymble Site

1 Livingstone Ave, Pymble


$330 per term

(scholarships are available, contact us)


GPUC Creativity Centre

Joanna Murphy is a singing teacher with a passion for working with kids and youth. She has a Bachelor of Music and is experienced in leading and performing with choirs, vocal ensembles and bands across a vast range of genres. 

Classes with Joanna create a ‘no-pressure’ environment for young singers to explore their voices and musical identity. In the Vocal Ensemble, students will be exposed to a variety of genres including Motown, Musical Theatre, Folk and Pop. Joanna strives to boost confidence in each student by teaching performance skills, solo skills and ensemble skills with emphasis on storytelling and creativity. 

Joanna Murphy – Tutor Singing

Hi my name is Myeongcheol John Oh, I’m a minister of the uniting church and a hip hop dancer. I have been a hip hop dancer since 1996 and I led a hip hop dance group at the university from 2002 – 2007 in South Korea. Dancing with different people, in the streets,  community events, competitions, and mission trips were amazing experiences in my life. 

 In 2012, I pursued further training at Hillsong International College, focusing on dance stream ministry. 

I am skilled in various styles of hip hop dance, continue to inspire and mentor others, sharing my experience and passion through teaching and performance.

Myeongcheol John Oh - Tutor Hiphop

Jonty Cornford is a writer, podcaster, producer and musician who lives and works in Sydney. Jonty’s workshop is a practical, hands-on journey towards telling our stories and connecting with our own creative voice. Students can expect to be able to tell their stories through a number of different mediums, including fiction, prose, podcasting, and screenwriting. 

Jonty hosts and produces Filthy Hope, a podcast helping people navigate the intersection of faith and life. He has a BComm from UTS with a Creative Writing Major, achieved an HSC Band 6 in Extension 2 English, and also works in the film industry as a screenwriter. 

Jonty Cornford - Tutor Telling your Story 

Wren Thomas - Tutor Art

Wren Thomas is a current Visual Art student at USYD. She has certifications in graphic design and illustration and is a practicing artist specialising in mixed media and illustration. 

Alan Peterson - Tutor  Jazz

Alan Peterson has been involved with music making at GPUC since the previous century. Classically trained, his professional music career was as a jazz pianist, and jazz remains his strongest performance strength. 

Meredith Paterson - Tutor Cosplay Sewing
School Holidays Only

Meredith Paterson is a couture dressmaker specialising in patternmaking, bespoke garment construction, and goldwork embroidery. Meredith’s passion for sewing began in high school, where her 2017 HSC Textiles & Design Major Work placed 10th in NSW and was selected for the Texstyle Exhibition. Meredith immersed herself in the art of high-end sewing techniques at Couture Arts Fashion Academy (CAFA) in Pymble, where she studied a Diploma of Fashion Design. Meredith has worked in custom bridal at Rhonda Hemmingway Couture and in alterations for luxury brand Louis Vuitton. Meredith currently teaches sewing classes at CAFA, and works on commissions under her label MakingMeredith.

Meryn has a background in English teaching and has worked with both children and adolescents, teaching in Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. She has a keen interest in the Performing Arts, and particularly enjoys seeing young people develop their creative talents.

Meryn Bulley  - Creativity Centre Coordinator 

Karen Mitchell – Lambert is the Minister at GPUC. She has a love of all things creative. A Jill of all trades she can work in many mediums, she has a particular passion for Cosplay and making costumes.  As part of the support team she is passionate about creating a safe place for young people to play and find expression in an inclusive and welcoming community.

Karen Mitchell-Lambert - Minister at GPUC

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