Apr 2 Interviews & Spotlights, Teacher Spotlights

Teacher Profile – Ms Lynette McGivern

Our Teacher Profile for this week is on Ms Lynette McGivern, Director of Service Learning and Leadership. WHY DID YOU BECOME A TEACHER? I like working with young people and helping them figure out what kind of person they want to be. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TEACHING MEMORY? There are so many! Seeing students who have…

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Mar 19 Interviews & Spotlights, Teacher Spotlights

Teacher Tuesday – Mr John Taylor

Our profile for this week is on Health and Physical Education teacher, Director of Cross Country (7-12) and Head of Year 12, Mr John Taylor. WHY DID YOU BECOME A TEACHER? Whilst completing a commerce degree at Curtin University I continued to coach athletics and cross country at my old school, Aquinas College. Upon completing that…

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Mar 18 Interviews & Spotlights, Wyvern-Corner-Office

Steven Heathcote – The Australian Ballet’s longest serving Principal Artist

He has received three Helpmann Awards, two Mo Awards and an Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by an Individual. After retiring in 2007 as The Australian Ballet’s longest serving principal artist, Steven began to produce and direct opera. In 2010, he conceived and directed a new production of Handel’s Julius Caesar for Victorian Opera.

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Mar 4 Interviews & Spotlights

Spotlight On: Warren O’Neil

Mr Warren O’Neill is the Woodwork teacher in the Design & Technology Department at Wesley. He has been at the College for 18 years. What inspired you to become a teacher? I was encouraged to follow a career in Design and Technology teaching when I was at high school and quite enjoyed Woodwork and Metalwork…

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Feb 4 Interviews & Spotlights, Teacher Spotlights

Spotlight On: Suzanne Lawrence

Mrs Suzanne Lawrence has been an iconic part of Wesley life for 26 years, teaching students in the Middle School before becoming our Speech and Drama specialist. What inspired you to become a teacher? I have absolutely no idea, but I have always known that I wanted to be one. From the age of three,…

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Jan 5 Interviews & Spotlights, Teacher Spotlights

Spotlight On: Silke Smith

On top of her duties as a Senior School Science teacher, Mrs Silke Smith is the Year 9 Boarding Coordinator. Both inside and outside of the classroom, Silke embodies the commitment that all Wesley College staff should show in helping students to thrive. Why did you become a teacher? I like ‘growing people’, both from…

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Jan 4 Interviews & Spotlights, Teacher Spotlights

Spotlight On: Alex Boyd

Alex Boyd is the Woodwind & Wind Ensemble Coordinator at the College and commenced work at Wesley in 1996. Alex has taught clarinet and saxophone to students over his journey and has conducted and directed both Junior and Senior Jazz and Concert Bands over the last 22 years. He has also been a member of…

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Nov 5 Interviews & Spotlights, Teacher Spotlights

Spotlight On: Janet Healy

Always with a smile on her face, Mrs Janet Healy is a much loved member of the community. As a Senior School Mathematics teacher and Head of Year (Year 9), her passion for education is evident all throughout the school year.  Why did you become a teacher?  I have always loved learning. With teaching I…

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